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Friday, December 08, 2006

Blasted heart


I puzzled over this (found while out wandering last weekend) until I realized it was evidence of fire and flood -- the grey colorless wood, washed over by a creek surging past its banks; the almost crystalline heartwood, transformed by a lightning strike.

8 comments:

kyknoord said...

A Canadian lightning strike, it looks like.

MB said...

Wow, an unusual, and very beautiful find! At first glance, I thought perhaps it was the imprint of a wet maple leaf.

Dave MacIntyre said...

Incredible! Great find Lori!

frank h said...

wow!

Trevor Pitt said...

It's the Mothman! Don't listen to his prophecies!!!!!!

marja-leena said...

As Kyknoord said! Wow.

amber said...

just wonderful i love the last 2 pics

Alina Chau said...

amazing!! WOW!!