Thursday, November 18, 2010


From an Alsatian winegrower's neat stack of firewood. 

I have a fetish for neatly stacked, well-seasoned woodpiles. I like this one because the bûchettes interspersed with the bûches remind me of the eye-catching composition of ornamental textile designs and decors that seemingly detach from Gustav Klimt's sensual Art Nouveau paintings.

A Vocabulary Lesson:
une bûche: a log
une bûchette: a stick of wood
bûcheron, -onne: woodcutter, lumberjack
bûcher: to cut down, to fell trees
bûcher: (for students) to bone up on or cram for an exam 

Text & photo ©2010 P.B.Lecron 

1 comment:

  1. I am loving your education for us! I wish I had a fireplace to burn the wood...miss the smell of burning wood!