Monthly Archives: January 2017

Trail Signs: Gone, But Not Forgotton

This last year has been quite an exciting experience for us here at The Wood’s Edge. As with all growth, comes growing pains, increased strength and change. We’ve learned along the way in this first year and we also feel that we have found and gained some balance. We will continue to confidently step along  and strive for productive results of providing our readers and followers with outdoor inspirational experiences and high quality, wholesome products and services.

We want to thank all of our readers, subscribers, followers and partners for their contributions and interest. It is with this much needed support of how we are able to continue to provide the experiences at The Wood’s Edge.

Below we’ve included the excerpt from our “About” page and hope that you will take the time to read it. We want everyone to understand what TWE is about and hope that they will get the real “twe” experience…

Now that a new year is upon us, we musn’t forget the past. We must remember our past steps and experiences because the past is what forms our future. And,,, sometimes these past experiences are very special and meaningful to us, as you can read in Martin James Wood’s latest piece, “The Camp”. Martin James reminisces of a place that was a special part of his past. There were and still are a lot of these camps in the woods and hills of Pennsylvania. Fewer today though. There were a lot of these along the whole Appalachian, Allegheny, Adirondack, Blue Ridge and Smoky mountain ranges.

Times change, but we must remember to protect and respect our precious forests and mountains. They are here for us to live amongst and use. Saving and protecting these, will allow continued traditions and the creation of new experiences for our children. We must not forget the past to know what it is we want to save, protect and create for the future. We need to listen to the “ole’ timers” so that we know of what it is that we want to save, protect and create… Just because the past is behind us and gone,,, doesn’t mean it should be forgotten…

  • In December we published a piece by Martin James Wood , “The Camp”, reminiscing of times past, as mentioned above._________________________________________
  • An October entry from Martin James Wood was added to Wood’s Journal. He writes of an outing just outside the mountainous railroad town of Altoona, Pennsylvania. He encounters black squirrels and some deer on a ridgeline on a colorful autumn morning._________________________________________
  • In September Martin James Wood wrote a poetic piece titled, “From The Cabin’s Front Porch” . If you had ever sat a spell on an end of a summer’s eve, you might relate of such an evening…_________________________________________
  • Recently, Wood’s Shop of Prints and Such has opened for business. Currently in the shop we have three canvas mount boards of Martin James Wood’s artwork available in two different sizes, 8 x 10 and 11 x 14. These prints are on premium canvas boards with an excerpt of a journal entry from Wood’s Journal along with the sketch or artwork that was created for the particular entry. The back of the canvas boards have the full journal entry and print title displayed. These prints can be purchased in a Quarterly Set of three boards or individually. The plan is to have a journal canvas mount board for each month of the year from 2016. They are available to collect, individually or in the Quarterly Sets of three.

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front side of print boards
back side of print board

 

The shop will have more prints to come, along with items such as mugs with quotes and other related novelty products.

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  • With a paid membership of only $18.74 for one year, members receive a free 8 x 10 Wood’s Membership Print with the membership watermark. Last year’s membership print was from Wood’s Journal, Friday, March 11, 2016. The year in which you purchase the membership will be the year’s membership print received. This year’s membership print is to be determined by the end of February. All 2017 members will receive the membership print after determination.

Wood's Membership Print offer

All Wood’s Members (one month and yearly) have access of viewing Wood’s Journal and all the entries. They also have access to Wood’s Reflection.

Members are also able to submit pictures and inspirational experiences they would like to share for Shared Inspirations. Yearly members also receive a code for Wood’s Membership 20% discount off of  Martin James Wood’s prints and artwork available on Wood’s Shop of Prints and Such. This membership discount will also be for all items in Wood’s Shop of Prints and Such.

Below is an excerpt from our “About” page. This is to help enhance an understanding of our beliefs here at The Wood’s Edge.

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As we have stated on our social media; WE WANT TO SPREAD MORE #twe! (our acronym), which means and stands for, ALL THAT WE’RE ABOUT! You could say this is our mission and that we’re a little excited about it.

We are all about providing you with the ease of a refreshing and inspirational online publication which you can access at anytime from anywhere, which also will not bog you down with distracting ads and sluggish website operation… How annoying is that? right?,,, “Yeahhh!”,,, We knew you’d say that…

Our founder, Martin James Wood, is committed to The Wood’s Edge having its core focus on the natural world and wholesome quality. After all, nature and wholesome go together, right?,,, “Yep”, We knew you’d say that, to… We also agree and know it doesn’t get any better than that,,, right?… Ok, enough with the corny back and forth…

(the sound of throat clearing) We want you and everyone to know, when we say TWE, #twe or make a sound of twe,,, we are talking about, as shown in the image below which we’ve used on our twitter:

True inspiration from nature, love and peace, high-up mountains, unspoiled rivers, tall pines swaying, hidden valleys, primitive ocean beaches, the sound of an evening’s whippoorwill and a morning’s bubbling mountain brook…

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“WHOAA!!! How cool is that! One little acronym can mean all that?” You might be thinking, in a gnarly kinda way…

Oh,,, and yeah,,, it also means,,, high quality, integrity, honesty and WHOLESOME!!!

“WHEW… That’s a lot”,,, you might say…  And your right.

You might also say, in a genuinely perplexed kinda way, while scratching your head, “how can they fit all of that into three letters, like that?”

Well, we say,,, (the sound of throat clearing again) “please join our Wood’s Membership or become a Wood’s Choice Partner of our WHOLESOME products and services and then see how we can fit all that into three little letters.”

It’s with the support of everyone as to how this endeavor is accomplished!!!

Oh,,, and yeah,,, which reminds us, CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION is all a part of  those three little letters also, as 5% of everyone’s membership goes toward this, as pledged by Martin James Wood!

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If you think you have a product or service that meets our “wholesome” criteria, as we believe high quality and upstanding fall under the category of wholesome, then click  HERE  and send us your product or service information along with all your contact information and we will get back with you about advertising for your wholesome product or service. In the subject line of the email, please enter “‘Wood’s Choice’ inquiry”.

The key word here my friends, is,,, WHOLESOME”… No messin’ around… Only the best for our readers!                                                          

Thanks and kind regards,                 

Martin James Wood 

 

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