A Gentleman Of No Small Talent: Storm clouds and the threat of rain cut my ride short and had me heading for home. Taking the most direct, yet somewhat scenic, route, I happened by a house where a man was doing some chainsaw carving. I stopped and asked permission to photograph his work. Some work! The gentleman's name is Ryan Meader who is on Facebook as Meader Built Chainsaw Carving. Ryan carves these out of his head with no plans or drawings. After asking if he needed work and getting a telling look, I asked how big his backlog was. He said it was around 45 carvings to be done. When you see his more complex work, you understand the reason for the backlog. Ryan was kind enough to open his garage door and see a piece he did for himself. Shown below, it blew me away looking at the detail up close. Note the use of the potentially dangerous, high voltage, fractal burn patterning on some of the wood surfaces. There's an art to that also. Good fortune rides with those who are open to see new things. I am honored to have met Ryan and view his work.