Again, this is the siding on my house, which I built 30 years ago.
Would any of these be more appropriate for the bookjacket of Clear Heart?
Does that vein of red in the above photo evoke the right themes? Does it look somehow phony? I didn't add any color that wasn't already there, but somebody looking at the bookjacket wouldn't know that. Sometimes reality looks unreal.
Straighter grain, mostly clear, mostly heart, weathered in blasting sun and rain, attacked by insects, preserved (barely) with borate and a transparent stain.
(Ask me about borate sometime. The stuff is miraculous.)