wood structures


Supposed Sasquatch Tree Structures

Wood manipulation (tree structures) is commonplace for Sasquatch hotspots. Yet the purpose of these structures is unknown. Theories have ranged from communication, marking their territory or quite simply art. I made a post about tree structures before, however I’m showing a couple more pictures I found today because I find these so fascinating. The way the trees are formed, they can’t have just fallen into that position. The wood is so intertwined with others that they had to be placed there intentionally. And trees are found there without a visible stump or trace of where the tree stood nearby giving the impression it was carried there. Whether these are man made hoaxes or truly a sign of Sasquatch activity is unclear, yet some of these seem difficult for a man to do due to the weight and complexity of the structures.


Sasquatch Tree Structures: What Do They Mean?

Strange tree formations are common place for Sasquatch hotspots. Trees, branches and logs are often found twisted and intertwined in locations where it is believed they roam. But what is the meaning of them?

These structures are found worldwide, always in areas where Sasquatch have been spotted regularly. Nobody truly understands why they do it, but the structures are too intricate and deliberate for nature alone to form. Logs and branches are bent into shapes and forced into the structure, sometimes the logs of a fallen tree are in a structure with no stump nearby to indicate where it came from (implying it’s movement was assisted from an intelligent biological being).

What is the purpose of the structures? Are they signs of territory? Or are they just simply art? We may never know.


Shadow House-1518 von Michael McCarthy
Über Flickr:
The Shadow home is the oldest wood structure in North Louisiana. It was built as an 18 x 20 log cabin in 1816 by Robert and Winnie Byas. Made of hand hewn logs, the Byas’s lived in the cabin with their three children until 1850. In January of 1850, the home was purchased by Calvin Leary, who had come to settle the area with his wife, six children and 18 slaves. The Leary’s numbered the logs and dismantled the original wood structure carefully rebuilding it with a new foundation and added additional wings. The Leary’s operated a successful plantation and lived there until the 1870’s. W.R. Shadow bought the home in 1906 and established one of the largest nurseries in the south. The home and property was recently purchased by local resident Denton Culpepper who is in the process of restoring the old treasure.

So I discovered that Jesus may not have been a carpenter, after all, but rather a stonemason. 

The word used in the Greek in Mark 6:3 is τέκτων, which is traditionally translated as carpenter, however, it can also mean builder. An argument against Jesus building with stones is that the specific word for a stonemason (λιθολόγος) does not appear at all in the New Testament. However, this could simply be because of the Koine Greek which the New Testament was written in - the people’s common form of Greek where fancy verb tenses and word distinctions are less common. More telling is the utter lack of wood structure throughout Israel and Palestine, and the plentiful amount of stone structures in the land. It is not implausible to argue that Jesus did not craft things out of wood, but of stone. Lastly, it is an interesting nod to who Jesus is theologically. 

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes” (Matthew 21:42, Psalm 118:22-23)


Good wood - what an interesting structure. The contrast between the 2 halves and the way they look like they have been brutally forced together makes this Belgian guesthouse, by architects Govaert & Vanhoutte, stand out from the rest.

anonymous asked:

do you have to keep lions warm in some way or do they have to find another way themselves

This is a really specific question but I’m gonna go ahead and use it as a jumping-off point to talk about temperature control in general.

Different animals thrive at different temperatures and humidity levels, and yes, keepers make sure to meet those requirements.

We do this by:
-monitoring the climate of our buildings (using central heat/AC, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, heat lamps, etc. as needed)
-restricting the temperatures at which certain animals can be in their outdoor areas (a polar bear can tolerate a cold winter day a lot better than a giraffe)
-providing exhibit features to help animals stay warm on cold days (bedding like straw or wood shavings, structures to block the wind, heated rocks to lay on) or cool on hot days (ice treats, pools, misters/sprinklers)

So no, the animals definitely aren’t fending for themselves when it comes to climate control! We do everything we can to make sure they’re comfortable and healthy, and that includes making sure their environment is kept at the correct temperature and humidity.

St. Quintin’s Castle (Llanblethian Castle)
Vale of Glamorgan, Wales by Matthew Wells

The fortifications at St. Quintin’s are believed to date back to at least 1102 CE. Originally, the fort was a simple ringwork structure with timber walls – not uncommon in the years following the Norman Invasion. It wasn’t until 1307 CE, however, that the earlier wood structures were replaced with stone. In the late medieval era, St. Quintin’s was being used as a local jail. Sadly, it’s been in ruin since the mid 18th century.