What’s in that jar?

As we sort through donations at Street Help Homeless Centre of Windsor, we occasionally marvel over some items. One of the donations boxes contained a glass jar with some type of strange dried fruit.

Petrified Citrus
Petrified citrus, whole and broken showing petrified sections and amber resin.

On closer examination two of our volunteer cooks, Caron and Jolene determined the fruit was petrified oranges! The fruit clearly resembles orange sections.

Citrus amber found in petrified fruit.
A small piece of petrified citrus juice resembling tree amber.

Someone had treasured these oddities enough to place them in a glass jar to further preserve them, and I’m glad they did! Today was all the more enjoyable for all of us.

White and chrome mid-century stool
Whimsical mid-century stool

I would be remiss to not showcase this sweet mid-century stool that also came in as a donation. It provided a fantastic background for the photos of the petrified fruit. It holds a place in my office subbing as an extra chair or small table space.

Thanks to the donors who gave us these gifts.

© Zora Zebic 2019

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