February Photo A Day: Something Beginning With ‘E’


A gift Tom’s brother brought us from his travels, carved from wood from an ebony tree.

Prompt from FMS Photo A Day.

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2 Responses to February Photo A Day: Something Beginning With ‘E’

  1. Robert Edler says:

    T. Y. Love the carving! And without the inspiration of your post I would have never known … 1) that the black keys of a piano were originally carved from the wood of the ebony tree, 2) that it takes an ebony tree between 60 and 200 years to mature into a harvest-able commodity, 3) the average diameter of the ebony tree is only one-foot, 4) the demand for the wood is always greater than the supply and 5) ebonize is the method for making faux ebony from ordinary wood.

    • Becky says:

      Yes, there are areas of the world where the poor ebony tree has been over-harvested. Let’s hope it makes a comeback.

      Glad you enjoyed the photo enough to pursue more information!

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