Thursday, November 4, 2010
I know the current rage is the fancy walking sticks that are light weight and machine made, but my husband made me a walking stick years ago, and I use that instead. It is made from a young tree that had a vine wrapped around it, so it is contorted and twisted. It is only partially sanded, with bark still exposed on a good bit of this stick but with a beautiful, high gloss finish. It's absolutely beautiful and it suits me just fine. Every time we hike, I get comments on how beautiful this stick is. It was crafted especially for me by my companion of over 24 years, and I wouldn't trade it for all of those new "pointy" sticks out there. Thanks, dear, for the great hiking stick!