Thursday, May 12, 2011

Petrified Wood

The other day we took a walk along the beautiful Illawarra beaches starting at Belambi Lagoon. The kids enjoyed swimming even in the freezing weather, they really have minimal sense of cold. Dr Rock enjoyed pointing out the petrified wood in the rock platform. Petrified means turning into rock. This tree was around in the early Permian. Permian era was about 250 millions years ago, before the dinosaurs existed.

Petrified wood and the rock hollow where the tree stump once laid

Close up photo of the petrified wood 
We were chatting about the need for a scale in our photos. Do you think a gnome would be appropriate? Suggestions on scale ideas welcomed. 

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