Petrified Tree…

 

By Tower Junction, in Yellowstone…

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Trying to fathom that something can be tens of millions of years old is hard to do. Well, that is how old the Petrified Tree is. This now solid rock was once a giant redwood tree surrounded by a forest of trees just like it. During violent volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, mudflows and volcanic deposits rapidly filled the open pores of the tree , solidifying it into the rocky trunk that you see today. Where there was once two there is now only one petrified tree left standing. In the earlier days of the park, visitors and explorers took pieces of the second tree until there was nothing left to take. A fence surrounds the remaining tree so that it will be left alone and still standing for generations to come.  Read more here…

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The crew checking out the rock tree…

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After the Rains….

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We had just a bit of a downpour her this evening…

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We received just a bit over 2/10ths of an inch of rain in under an hour.

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Gunnar was letting me know it was safe to go out now…IMG_3604

The birds even came out…
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The sun lit up the trees…IMG_3615 IMG_3616 IMG_3627

and the lilacs too!IMG_3630 IMG_3632

The raspberries…

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more trees…
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and chives…IMG_3642

and grasses…IMG_3646

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Dandelions and Daisies too…

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The sun kept dipping down lower…IMG_3693 IMG_3716 IMG_3719 IMG_37181

Good night, all.

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