Yeah, I think so too. I cut a chunk of walnut off of a downed tree. The log was very wet, full of bugs, and quite ugly, but I was hoping for some quality walnut in the middle. I started turning it into a bowl but it was just too messy. I cut off a small chunk and tried for a pen. It's not perfect, but it is definitely an interesting grain pattern. The top part is polka dotted while the bottom part looks like marble. I'm going to try and get a couple more out of this log.