Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meet Burl

Mr. W was about 12 years old when he first laid eyes on “Burl.”

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{beauty is in the eye of the beholder}

It was an impressionable meeting, and Mr. W never forgot about Burl…
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even though he didn’t see him again for 44 more years.
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Burl began life as a “blister” on a walnut tree, and has since matured into a very large {huge} unusual “creature.”
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(Hazel inspects)

Recently, they were re-introduced. Burl was no longer vertical, and the Blacksmith (aka Mr. W) rescued him, using a whole lot of tractor-power. It was a lot of trouble.

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But Burl was SO worth it.

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Soon, we’ll see if Burl is as beautiful inside as he is on the outside. We’ll keep you posted.

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Read more about Burl Wood here.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

fascinating!!!

what are you going to make of him?! furniture? serving bowls? oh, my!!!

Kim said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that before.

Deanna said...

That is truly amazing! I can't wait to see how pretty it is inside.

Melinda said...

Quite interesting! I'm glad that you explained this. I was thinking I was missing something.

You are correct about our weather guy. :) Too funny.

M :)

Fort Western Stores said...

How cool?! I can't wait to see what you're able to do with it.

Rural Revival said...

I hope he's even more than you expect. And I just can't wait for him to reveal his true colours, so fascinating!!

Vickie said...

That is SO cool! Can't wait to see what's inside!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is so unusual! I'd love to see what the wood looks like inside. Will be watching for a photo!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh, I can't wait to see! We had a tree come down 2 years ago in a storm - hollow old tree with warts and burls all over him! I sent emails out to all the artist blogs, hoping that someone would want the old tree to do what they do best. No one wanted to come get him or cut him up. So we sold the cottage in the mountains and we left the burley tree to the bugs! Very sad!!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Burl is going to be beautiful!

Debbie said...

Burl looks totally AWESOME!

Lynda said...

I have never seen anything like that. Very interesting. Could it be likened to a tumor or a pearl in an oyster?

Thistle Cove Farm said...

fabulous texture!

~ Janis said...

I love seeing big burls on trees. Here in Vermont the wooden bowl makers look for unusual flaws in trees to make their wooden bowls and spoons from. Can't wait to see what you do with your giant burl. Come by and visit my Vermont herd and flock when you have a chance; www.tailgait.blogspot.com

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