Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tree rings, Yosemite~Think Green Thursday 082709











Sometimes you can see the most unusual things on vacation! For example, in Yosemite village, there is a tree stump and the rings are labeled with what happened on various years of the tree's life. On this stump you can see the Norman conquest of England, the signing of the Magna Carta, and other important historical events. Isn't that incredible? It's called "Big Tree" and it is located right outside the museum in Yosemite. For a size comparison, I took a photo of hubby looking at it. Think Green Thursday for August 27, 2009. Perhaps we should remember and give respect to these living things that are thousands of years old?

1 comment:

maryt/theteach said...

I don't remember where I've seen a piece of a huge tree like this, but they labeled it just like this tree. Isn't it wonderful? :)