Night Crawler with Insomnia


This photo was taken on March 28, 2020 at 1:47 PM.

The location was in my house in Beltsville, Maryland.

The "Take It!” came after having discovered this image in a 2X10 while pursuing yet another image which included knots as focal points - matched with the ebb and flow of the cut grain of the wood which surrounds the knots.

The naming of this one was ever so easy and the only choice.

I have been collecting images formed in wood for over five years. Needless to say the collection is growing slowly as I do not spend as much time in locations where I am exposed to large amounts of cut wood which offer the wood configurations up for imagination consideration. I will confess to having taken a little more time than actually needed when selecting a piece of lumber which is in a neat stack at Home Depot. The supposed review for just the perfect piece of wood - is common place enough there, in that there are others who are going through lumber as well to avoid buying warped pieces and or others with the array of flaws that can be a nusance once - are taken home and discovered then - rather than at the source.  And thus - I have bought on occasion a piece of wood that is what would be to others - a mess - but has a great image (or if I am lucky - several) in it.

My present quandary is in how to assemble a collage of the collection as some of the pieces are cut from rather heavy sections of wood and are of a variety of thicknesses.  I am coming to the conclusion that they are calling for an upright free standing on wheels a 4X8 piece of 3/4 inch plywood upon which they all can be attached rather than a wall in my house.  This approach will allow me to use the display rather like a mobile screen of sorts to divide or mask off parts of what I am concerned is becoming a cluttered dwelling as I have so much to display, in so little space.

Here is hoping you were able to get a smile, if not a full laugh, out of this sleep deprived worm.

More to come - lol.

Wishing everyone my very best as we make our was through this time of the virus.


PS: Taylor, knowing my interest in wood images - has taken a photo of one - that is breath taking.  I have invited him to do an entire guest star write up, featuring his find.  I can hardly wait for him to share it with everyone.

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    Jim (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:03)

    Thats just about what my wife looks like after her 3rd cup of coffee LOL.

  • #2

    Sally (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:04)

    I came here to make a joke about my husband but as I was typing it out he told me he beat me to the punch and had said the exact same thing. I guess that is proof enough we are meant to be.

  • #3

    GpaJake (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:07)

    Hes got the bags under his eyes and everything. Ill have to check out the wood in my wanna-be woodshop in my shed, maybe I have some exhausted animal heads too.

  • #4

    Yuppie7 (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:08)

    i type lol alot and dont actually laugh out loud but this actually made me laugh

  • #5

    MHampy (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:09)

    Your imagination never ceases to amaze me!

  • #6

    Gabe (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:10)

    I see a snake instead of a worm.

  • #7

    Teri (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:11)

    I showed this to hubby and he thought it was hilarious.

  • #8

    SF1967 (Monday, 27 April 2020 20:12)

    The growth rings around him make it look like he is so tired he is shaking. Ha!!