Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tree Crystals

OK, they're not really crystals, but the cellular structure of this fallen tree really reminds me of a square crystalline structure. 

It's a red oak.   Blow the pics up for a better look.


The white is a fungus - spalting - between the layers of wood.

The tree fell in a mighty wind this winter.  It had been rotting for a long time and you could see right through it at the bottom. [See top link]


It's an interesting way to see wood.  Not like looking at boards or firewood at all. 





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