Wednesday, December 30, 2009

ABC Wednesday - X is for Xylology

X is for Xylology............

a face formed in an old tree stump

This is my 5th time of trying to come up with an idea for the letter X.

It was not an easy task - I had to take to the internet as my dictionary isn't as advanced in X words as it should be.

So I stumbled across the word, xylology, which means the study of the structure of wood.

And I thought, if I really stretch it, I have a photo for that!

I found this old tree stump in a field on an outing last spring, and I couldn't resist snapping a photo - it looked just like a face.

A gnarled face with a very lopsided grin, but it had all the characteristics in the right places for a face.

So I figure that studying the structure of this face in the wood must constitute as xylology.

Do you think we can stretch it that far?

This is the fifth round of ABC Wednesday. If you would like to join in please visit this site for the details.


  1. Well, we both went to the dictionary and came up with images. You did a great job!

  2. I think this is absolutely perfect. If I had seen that tree I would have taken a picture too. Love it.

  3. Oh, indeed. It's no stretch at all! Interesting narrative and the photo is spectacular!

  4. I don't see why not! It's wood, and you're studying the structure! LOL!

    It's a great face, too, don't you think?

  5. That is just an incredible photograph!! And no, I didn't know that word, but now that you've explained it to me, and what that amazing image is, I say you nailed "X" wonderfully!! I can't get over the face in the wood....

  6. Definitely! I think it's a perfect fit. And I love that "face."

    Don't you just love dictionary[dot]com? :o)

  7. I think its the perfect stretch!

    Happy New Year.

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    May the coming year 2010 bring you happiness, success, wealth and good health!.

  9. i've put your link on my blog, hope you put my link too.. thanks


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