Dendrites, Narcissi and The Weird People

28 Apr

Our patio is getting its annual clean with pressure washing. I’m like a big kid playing with the water. I love it every Spring when the Dendritic patterns are revealed again. Cornwall is very damp and a green film grows over the stones over the winter and it’s like magic when there they are again, so delicate and pretty!  I used to think they were fossilised ferns but no……  “Dendrite Limestone (sometimes called picture stone or painted stone) is an amazing original work of art by Mother Nature. The patterns occur naturally due to the presence of iron and manganese oxide Dendrites.  Dendrites are the branch-like formations of manganese oxide crystallising within the limestone.”

2   The lovely Mr S brought me some beautiful flowers to help chase away the virus.



3   This delightful blackboard came my way today. Thanks, Rachel – spot on!

Blessed are the weird people Jacob Nordby

Blessed are the weird people – Jacob Nordby


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6 responses to “Dendrites, Narcissi and The Weird People

  1. saymber

    April 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Speaking as a weird people – thank you! “-P

  2. grandfathersky

    April 29, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Dendrite limestone … Nature is remarkable, I’d be excited too!

  3. Grannymar

    April 28, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I love the Dendrites they look like delicate embroidery!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Beautiful aren’t they? There are about. Eight bits in the whole of the paved area, all different and all lovely. 🙂

  4. Don

    April 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Those Dendrites are absolutely amazing. Such a natural work of art. Loved the blackboard.


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