Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sinkhole 101

Re: the picture below
Comment: What is an oak tree sinkhole?

Well...this is a very old oak tree. It's huge. It's also growing in a very large, natural depression in my yard. Dents like this are fondly called sinkholes. They occur all over this part of Florida. This one is an oldie, and isn't expected to get any bigger. One family down the road has "converted" their sinkhole into a duckpond, complete with fountain. In High Springs, our band plays in a gazebo at the bottom of a giant sinkhole behind the Town Hall. Sinkholes are not unique to Florida, I have to say. There is an old Kentucky tune called "Huldy in the Sinkhole." It's a real hummer!

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