Monday, April 16, 2018

And a few more rocks on the shore

They intrigue me. I wish I knew their history.

Stripes on a large rock. With tiny barnacles in the cracks.

Peeling rock.

Trying to imagine how this came about: a solid core was bathed in sediment, which hardened into a smooth coating, and now, after a pounding by waves bearing pebbles and alternately frozen and heated, the coat is peeling off. Just a guess, probably not quite correct.

The snails like to bask in the sunshine at low tide, like tourists on a tropical beach.

A small clump of sea lettuce washed up, adding a touch of softness and colour.

Seaweed on rocks that are usually underwater.


2 comments:

  1. Your posts always make me think. I'm not a geologist (only took one semester way back in college) but this might be an answer for the first pictures. https://opentextbc.ca/physicalgeologyjosie/chapter/chapter-3-intrusive-igneous-rocks/ - Margy

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  2. Thank you, Margy! That text is wonderful; I understand it! I bought another text last year, and quickly gave up, because it assumed knowledge I didn't have, and left me more confused than ever. This one, I'm going to read from beginning to end.

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