Having just returned from the cottage, we explored the forest in behind. Learning the subtle differences of the bare trees, we examined bark, found maples for sugaring and appreciated the wonders of nature and the coming spring.
From a hobby now past, my aging grandfather used to celebrate his trees in his own way through carving. As trees fall and wood is collected, some may be used to heat my grandparents home and cottage through the winter, but occasionally, there are the interesting logs.
Those are spared for special things.
My grandfather started into his collection of those reserved logs, turning them on a lathe into various spindles and vessels.
Especially egg cups!
Looking at the variety of the wood and the different shapes of each cup, I couldn’t help but feel inspired.
After all it is Easter.
I grabbed for my phone and made a quick, impromptu set to shoot his crafty masterpieces. Being at the cottage, having visitors, and access to a few farms, I happened to have a nice selection of eggs; white, brown, blue, duck, and even quail!
Happy spring, planting season, Ostara