Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday's Cards

Almost 3 am, my eyes want to close but before going to bed i had to write a quick post to show the cards i got tuesday.
The 1st one is a Petrified Forest National Park card sent by Carol "adobe". This park was on my USA wishlist, i don't know if Carol knew that. Thanks Carol.
The 2nd card is from Turkey and it was sent by Gokçe.

"The name of the park, and its major reason for creation, is the rich collection of petrified wood found mainly in the south portion of the park. It is the most spectaclular collection of petrified wood ever found. In many areas large logs, stumps, and chunks of crystal may be found lying freelyThe petrified wood found in the park began its existence as large trees from an ancient forest some 225 years ago. After falling, the trees were washed downstream from as far as 50 miles away onto a flood plain which lay on the current area of the park. The logs were covered by volcanic sand and silt sometimes to a depth of 1100 feet. around the ground.
Over time, as water seeped toward the buried logs waterborne silica slowly replaced the wood, creating the petrified logs.
In some sections fairly large sections of trees can be found lying about. The largest is "Old Faithful", found in the Rainbow Forest in the southern section of the park. This specimen has a diameter of 9 1/2 feet.
In some cases the process of petrification duplicated the microscopic structure of the original tree, while in other cases the cell walls were dissolved in the process of petrification." - in:

"Perge was the capital of the then Pamphylia region, which is in modern day Antalya province on the southwestern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Today it is a large site of ancient ruins 15 km east of Antalya in the coastal plain. Located there is an acropolis dating back to the Bronze Age.
Perge is today an archaeological site and a major tourist attraction. Its ruins include a theatre, a palæstra, a temple of Artemis and two churches." - in:

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