Posts Tagged ‘Geology

09
May
15

Exposed

layers of rock via erosion in Joshua Tree Nat’l Park. The layer stretched on for about fifty yards. It sat there like some one was placing pavers through the desert. My wife sat atop one piece to give it scale.

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Here a similar layer, partially exposed, runs up the face of this formation.
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30
Apr
14

Rebellious Stonemasons

photography-swittersb-joshua tree-mojave desert-rock formationsWhether one studies up on the geological origins of such formations or not, one still shakes their head at the hundreds of unique formations in the Joshua Tree National Park.

25
Apr
14

Layers in Nature…Broken As in Life

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“A grown up is a child wearing layers”  Woody Harrelson

“Art is man’s nature…Nature is God’s Art”  Philip James Bailey

“There are no vacant lots in Nature”  Edward Abbey

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17
Feb
14

Joshua Tree Rock Formations: What do you see?

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or perhaps you are only science oriented: Joshua Tree National Park Geology

29
Jan
14

Nature: Rocks, Socks….I don’t know

I love rock formations. To photograph, to (well, I was going to say to hop about…but I am far less nimble than I used to be and even now am trying to heal up two badly sprained ankles and a battered shin and knees from “hopping”). But, I am inspired by the majesty and other worldliness (Joshua Tree National Park comes to mind) of such outcroppings.

Rock Wall

I have bought books re the geology of Oregon and have taken them along on hikes, backpacking, car camping etc. over the years and learned a bit about pushed up, erupted, flowed and eroded over the eons. But, beyond basalt or bath salts, I am pretty well lost amongst the columnar, igneous and obsidians and all the other descriptions of rocks. So, I just click away now and then because something just pleases.

Basalt and Lichen SwittersBThere are also many waterfalls along the Historic Columbia River Highway (Scenic Highway-Gorge) that freeze up in the Winter for amazing images or provide a cool mist on hot days.

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Horsetail Falls (Oregon)

Interesting 1974 geology publication called The Ore Bin

03
Nov
13

Columbia River Gorge (Oregon Side in the Fall)

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