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By Walks With
photo ©: Mario Hendriks
"You're walking barefoot along
the beach with the Ocean roaring loudly at your side. Your face
is turned up to the sky, watching a storm dance above you. As
your attention is drawn back to the Ocean, you stand still to
look out at the dark waves crashing towards your feet. A loud
rumble of thunder resonates around you, followed by a brilliant
bolt of blue-white lightning, that strikes the sand 10 metres
from where you stand. You're amazed at the intensity you feel
as you slowly wander toward the site where the lightning hit.."
Fulgurites are created by lightning
striking sand with such energy that the sand is melted into
a type of natural glass.They are hollow, tubelike formations
that are not true crystals.The inside is smooth, the outside
has a sand texture. Fulgurites are very fragile.
Many use Fulgurite as a type of
"Prayer-pipe". Thought I'd share this with you all.
I was lucky enough to come across one last week, that has now
joined our family.
WalksWith! My mom lives in Florida in an area that is known
for a high number of lightning strikes. I'll have to remember
to walk on the beach the next time I'm down there and see if
I can find one.
I am sure
that if we had sand in our back yard we would have had a Fulgurite
made the other night. There was a strike of lightning so close
it made all of us jump six feet. (Especially the poor cat, she
is very frightened of thunder). How thick are they? I think
I might have seen one before but not sure.
sound beautiful. I'll have to remember to look for them when
I'm in shops that sell stones. Isn't it amazing how things come
into being through nature and the elements? It seems Spirit
is always showing us how to mix them somehow.
They're not overly thick
Lune. Think of an Earthworm as the size of the inside, with
a sandy casing around it. The one I have looks like the base
of a tree tree trunk with branches growing from it.
and Thank you! I thought that was a movie trick. In a love story
my girls watched the guy makes a business out of fulgurite.
The girls are still sleeping I will try and get the name of
the movie for movie buffs
The film is called "Sweet
Home Alabama" with Reese Witherspoon.
I was given one of these
on my return to England in 2011, it included details of where
it came from. Amazing piece of artwork from the Creator. I watched
that movie at the weekend Tarra, interesting wtching him putting
the lightning rods all along the beach.
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