Category Archive for 'Geology'

one of our traditions

Friday, September 7th, 2007

“I smell a dinosaur!” Some of you may remember that I wrote about the Joggins Fossil Cliffs last year during our almost-annual trip to Nova Scotia. Check out that post if you want to get more of a feel for the place. I posted a panorama photo and some other shots that give a better […]

International Rock-Flipping Day

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Have you ever had an irresistible urge to carefully pick up a rock to see what’s beneath? Do you ever yearn to unearth a colony of ants? Or perhaps a ground beetle or a spider? Maybe you’d like to find a worm, or perhaps a tiny snake. Or a millipede, or an isopod or two. […]

pictographs & lava tubes

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

This morning, while looking for a particular photo, I came across the above image from last autumn’s trip out west. I’ve been meaning to go back through those photos and post a few more from the trip as there are so many nice images I’d like to share. The above photo was taken at Lava […]

late november at hemlock ridge

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Yesterday, Don, Sabrina and I hiked the Hemlock Ridge and Beech Woods Trails at Charleston Lake Provincial Park (in eastern Ontario). We’ve hiked these trails many times over the years and there’s always something of interest whatever the season. Before we had even left the parking area, we encountered the above Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) […]

thirty seconds

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

The following pairs of photos were taken from almost identical vantage points with about 30 seconds ticking past between the dark and the light versions. I have not adjusted the brightness of these photos, so what you see is what I got. [Click on images for larger views] Rather remarkable, no? The effect of light […]

blakeney rapids

Monday, November 13th, 2006

Yesterday, we decided to get out of the house after kicking around here due to the recent rains. After seeing how high the water levels were at Black Creek on November 4th, we were sure that the Mississippi River would be running high at Blakeney Rapids. As expected, we arrived to find it at levels […]

beneath the lion’s skin – the basalt canyons of central oregon

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I frowned and puzzled over the sight for awhile. I’d never seen quite the like. Could these huge columns be part of a greater mass lying just beneath the soil of these croplands? The answer soon became apparent as we traveled further into an autumn landscape of golden stubble, the road occasionally dipping down a […]