Friday, April 16, 2010

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Covered







COVERED

Covered is a pretty amorphous theme this week, but Spring is here and it's cherry blossom time so here is my Kwanzan cherry tree covered with the double pink blossoms which are a sight to behold at this time of the year. Click to see it in all its glory
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The scenes below, in which the floor is covered with sawdust, was a project during the 2010 Winter Olympics where they were carving several totem poles at Granville Island. The old ways are gone as they make full use of power tools, although I am sure they finish them with hand tools.

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HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



15 comments:

Carver said...

Your tree covered in blossoms is gorgeous and interesting shots of them making the totem poles. I had no idea they used power tools on them now although I should have realized that. Happy weekend.

Mar said...

Your cherry tree looks fantastic, beautiful choice for the theme.
And interesting shots of sawdust!!
Happy weekend to you, jmb.

covered!

CRIZ LAI said...

Sakura season is here. Beautiful blossoms. :)

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jams o donnell said...

I love the sight of blossom.. A sign of better times! As for the totems, hand or machine finished I bet they are stunning!

ipanema said...

i just love your tree! i can imagine the saw dust from those huge totem poles. :)

Tom D' Biker said...

Beautiful and nice pictures.

ewok1993 said...

Very interesting takes. I love the bloom covered trees and how fascinating to watch people create more totems. Great job.

SASSY MOM said...

I have never seen a Cherry Blossom tree in person. That's a very lovely photo.

here's my covered take on the theme

YTSL said...

Nice choices of ways to illustrate this week's theme, jmb. Re cherry blossoms: are they native to the area? Always associate them with Japan first and foremost... :)

Randi said...

The cherry tree in blossoms is stunning and the shots of the sawdust is very interesting.
Happy weekend.

luna miranda said...

the cherry tree is gorgeous! saw dust is also an allergen, right?:p

Donnetta Lee said...

Oh, that beautiful tree! Hope all is going well for you. Spring is here and getting rain showers in Oklahoma. Pretty trees here now but all will turn brown soon with the hot summer sun. Enjoying it right now, however! D

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Clever shots. Love your tree.

CherryPie said...

All very good choices for the theme. But I am sure would guess that I love the cherry blossom best :-)

Have a great weekend :-)

Lee said...

Even with power tools, what an achievement it is. I'd be minus a couple of legs and arms if I tried it! (As would those around me, I reckon)!