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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Petrified tree trunk

This tree trunk was at Drake Park
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from the Greek root "petro" meaning "rock" or "stone", literally "wood turned into stone"


dot said...

when I was growing up I'd occasionally find little pieces of petrified wood. Haven't seen any in years.
Happy Easter!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a beautiful Easter blessing. Many sent your way as well!

That is one petrified tree trunk! That's amazing how it's rock... cool!

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Kostas said...

Splendid and beautiful, in the Greece him we say `' petra `' or '' petroma '' !
Happy Easter!

Luke Wiley said...

petrified wood is the state gem of Washington. great pictures!
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sunshinefolife said...

hi lili, that's an interesting entry.

wish you a blessed easter,too!

mine is up already. :)

Paulie said...

Hope your Easter celebration was great! Mine was except for the rain but this afternoon, it stopped raining and I was able to go for a walk and take more photos of the tulips at the park.

Love that petrified wood tree trunk. My dad was a rock hound and we used to go to Wyoming and collect tree trunks that were petrified so he could cut and make things from the stone. Many a summer we rolled logs of it to the camper.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I like this.. how good to come across such a thing to take a picture of...
My Jane's cooking can have a similar effect on me... well most of her food can turn many a stomach... ha!..
oh! I hope she dose not see this..:O)