Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Well Burl Me Over...


I think I said we like stopping at different places when we travel, and today we stopped at "It's a Burl" on our way home.  It's a great art gallery that includes several buildings.  I didn't know what a burl was, and today I learned all about burls, where to find them, and how to polish my own.


This is a picture of a redwood tree burl, and it's basically a cluster of sprouts.  Some are from the roots, others are along the tree, some come out when the tree falls.  It all depends on the type of tree.  And from these burls you get pieces of art like this table...

I love learning stuff like this... that's what traveling is all about...!


2 comments:

Claudia's Genealogy Blog said...

The second photo looks like bigfoot in the background.

That corgi :) said...

Very interesting!! I like day trips like you did and learning about the area!! have a good day Veronica!

betty