Thursday, June 26, 2014

Welcome To The Thunderegg!

You are reading that right, not the Thunder Dome, but my Thunderegg! And here it is! I am a rock collector and have only just acquired it. You see how lumpy and ordinary the outside looks?
                      But when you open it up. it is just beautiful. Filled with brilliant color!







Thundereggs are kind of similar to geodes, but are solid inside and are not formed the same way. No one knows knows for sure how they are formed, except that they are a product of volcanic lava flow, and are found in volcanic beds. Different ones have different materials inside like opal, quartz, and jasper. They are the state rock of Oregon, where you can still find most of them. According to Native American legend, when the thunder gods got mad at each other, they stood on mountaintops and threw weapons at each other. The weapons were Thunderbird eggs they had stolen from the nests. Hence the name Thunder Egg. Maybe some time I will tell you about the Thunderbird. But you never know what surprises lay inside something so ordinary on the outside.

“God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”

1 Samuel 16



33 comments:

reana claire said...

Oh MY! Ginny, is it really this color? Or is it painted by you? I am lost here.. but this thunderegg is really really beautiful... !

Weekend-Windup said...

WOW!It looks very beautiful. Nice to know about thunder eggs!

Ann said...

I've never seen a thunderegg before. That's so pretty.
How do you open it? Does the outside sort of peel off or do you have to break it in half

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ginny I have never seen anything like this before in my entire life. How awesome!!! Now I hope I see one someday :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

So...where did you find it?!!! The colors are extraordinary.

Sandra said...

this is amazing and i never even heard of one. where did you get yours? did you break it yourself? inquiring minds want to know

Laurie M said...

I have never heard of this, it is amazing!!

Chatty Crone said...

Well I learned my lesson for today!!! I had no idea that they existed - they are so pretty.

Tamago said...

Wow it is the real natural color? Looks very beautiful and amazing!
Can you open it up easily or do you have to break it?

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I haven't heard of the Thundereggs before! Very interesting and it reminds me of that old saying that you can't judge a book by it's cover. Who would ever guess that it was so pretty under that rough looking exterior!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is new for me. I didn't realize you collected rocks - neat hobby! My little Reid collects rocks too. He would think your thunderegg was the coolest!

You asked about how I work - I work in the evenings after Paul gets off work. It's tiring and we don't get to see each other much, but it is the best we can do for now.

Gail said...

What an amazing item to have.

I have all kinds of questions! What is the blue inside? Did you find it?

I have many round rocks but I'm not brave enough to look inside. I fear I will destroy the beauty I can hold in the search for what may or may not be inside.

This certainly is a wonderful treasure to have.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! That is a beauty on the inside.I like how you always find a verse to go with your post.

Eva Ason said...

I saw you photos on Facebook and these are so beautiful I had no idea that beautiful rocks like this existed.

A Quiet Corner said...

All new for me...beautiful inside!!!!...:)JP

Roan said...

This is the first I've heard of a thunderegg. Beautiful inside!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Ginny, that is a beautiful Thunder Egg. I have a couple that came from Oregon but the colors are duller. Where did yours come from?

When I lived in GA I worked for awhile at a 4-H camp, the mascot was a Thunderbird.

LC said...

Another something I had never seen or heard of before. Thanks, Ginny.

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Wow, I didn't know such a thing could exist!

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Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Ginny It's a bit like, "don't judge a book by its cover". The inside is very beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

Filip and Kristel said...

Never seen such an egg, looks strange.

Greetings,
Filip

Chris Scheuer said...

Amazing. You sure can't tell a book by it's cover, can you? I'm so glad God judges the inside - my outside is getting a bit shabby :)

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