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Sculptor Transformed 100 year old Norway Maple Tree Stump into Revolutionary Wartime Presbyterian Minister

That lengthy title gives it all away -Another post of last week’s time in Philadelphia – 

Sculptor and excellent ice carver, Roger Wing, transformed a 100 year old Norway Maple stump into an impressive likeness of Pastor George Duffield (b.1732-d.1790).

(Click Roger Wing Sculptor and you can see more examples of his amazing sculpture.)

Walking back to the hotel, I passed by The Old Pine Street Church Graveyard. 

Architect Joseph G. Brin article details information about how this Revolutionary War  Minister’s sermon inspired John Adams to sign the Declaration of Independence.

  The wind made the flags billow and flap, making snapping sounds.  
  Unlike the Harmonist Cemetery I posted yesterday, these graves are marked. 

Well, they were marked.

 Years of erosion have made many names difficult to read. 



100 Year Old Tree Stump Chewed to Mulch

The sycamore’s stump was ground up into mulch yesterday. I saw the equipment in the street but when I got my camera it had pulled away.   Even the pile of mulch has been removed as of today.  As Beth says it’s the cycle of life.  The follow up to I Used to Live on a Tree-Lined Street post.

An abundance of green. Lots of rainy days lately.