Tuesday, April 19, 2005

30,000 Pound Birdbath!

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We rescued this 30,000 lb boulder (our birdbath) from a housing development about 10 years ago.
It's roughly the size of an old VW bug with the wheels removed.
A friend of ours works for the company that was doing the excavating and asked if we'd like a nice boulder.
The bucket on the skiploader used to bring the boulder here was rated at 30,000 lbs capacity, and the boulder bent the bucket, so we're assuming the rock weighs at least that much. Posted by Hello

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolutely beautiful rock! It reminds me of the Coldwater Sandstone rocks in the Santa Ynez mountains behind Santa Barbara,where I used to live. They had that rosy flush too (oxidation?). More beautiful than any sculpture. Is the depression natural?


12:50 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


Yes, the depressions are natural, the rock is just as we found it.

The Santa Ynez Mountains are quite beautiful!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

What an awesome find! I wish I could be so lucky!

6:19 PM  
Blogger javaseeker said...

A 30,000 lb birdbath, such extravagence! Sounds like a government contract to me.

12:30 AM  

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