Monday, August 12, 2013

The beauty of wood

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It's hard to believe that just a week ago today I was anxiously waiting for the movers to come to my place in the Jerusalem Hills and to move me to the southern Hebron Hills in the northern Negev.
I really like Meitar!


 Here is something pretty I discovered while walking to the town's supermarket.
The structure is in the yard of Meitarim Junior High School.
The logo says KKL so it was built by the Keren Kayemet LeYisrael (Jewish National Fund), the people who care for Israel's trees and forests. 


Look what beauty can come from simple pieces of wood.


I grew up in Chicago playing with Lincoln Logs,


but they were never cut quite as nicely as these real ones.
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)
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21 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

It actually looks like it belongs here, except for that beautiful grain in the wood.Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Dina said...

Gary and Boom, yes, I agree with you on both points. That grain is really something, eh?

paul said...

Lovely detail shots, great capture.

Nonnie said...

exquisite! I'd love to have a small cabin for my home. I would hope that the smell of the wood would stay in the air for a long time.
So are you settled in, or do you have more unpacking to do?

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty, it does look like Lincoln logs. Thanks for sharing your world, Dina!

Cynthia said...

It does look as if it is made of giant Lincoln logs! I helped build a log cabin once. This one is beautifully constructed.

Kay said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying your new environment, Dina. It looks like a lovely area.

Electra said...

GORGEOUS wood!

Nadege said...

Yes, very beautiful! I am glad you like your new neighborhood!

Mary Gerdt said...

Nice Dina! I am from Edwardsville, Illinois.I too loved Lincoln Logs and found a used set for our Grandson. Nice to settle in! Mary

Sara said...

I like the way they trimmed the undersides of each log so it fits snugly on top of the one underneath; no chinks to fill in like the old pioneers used to have to do.

Raksha said...

I think that's the most beautiful log cabin I've ever seen! Thank you for posting these wonderful pictures.

cieldequimper said...

The wood is gorgeous!

Hels said...

LOVE IT! A very long time ago, my son asked people to donate to Keren Kayemet LeYisrael, instead of presents. When we got to Israel soon after, he found his plaque on the wall.

I think that taking him to the school, or another real life project, would have been more significant for him.

Adullamite said...

Lovely wooden building.
Reading about the people moving into the promised land indicates many houses they built may have been about that size. Did they build wooden ones first I wonder, then stone?

Suzanne said...

Really nice and it does look like Lincoln Logs! What fun to discover all of this beauty in Meitar. Glad you are liking it and finding your way around. Can't wait to see what more you will discover.

VP said...

What a nice place and it has also a bench! By the way, I always gave some money to KKL...

JM said...

Indeed, Dina! Wood makes wonderful things.

Karl Demetz said...

This wooden construction is very similar to ours...
Nice place, Dina.

Petrea Burchard said...

Can't wait to see more of your new town.

Birdman said...

Reminds me of my Lincoln Logs as a kid. Hours upon hours of me in another world. No video games needed.