Monday, June 18, 2012

Rock Formations

In North Carolina we have Chimney Rock.

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New Hampshire had ‘The old man of the Mountain’. The face fell off the Old man just before we got to that area hiking the Appalachian trail. so we did not get to see it.

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Above is before, below is after with an overlay of what fell due to heavy rains that year.

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Rocks fascinate me. I used to love to see the challenge of a tree and a rock. The tree can break the rock, but in the end the Rock survives.

Over the years water reforms rocks. There is a swirl basin not far from the Old Man where the water has cut a perfect swirl in a huge rock.

Traveling out west I was constantly amazed at the formations left by wind and water.

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The above formations are in the Chiricahua Monument, AZ, not far from Tombstone.

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It took a whole lot of years to cut this valley, heading West after crossing the Rockies.

Below are some from Moab, and the Arches.

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Now is that a Sheep or what? That thing is at least 30 stories high.

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Of course it is the Arches that draw us folks.

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And the balanced rocks.

These things just fascinate me.

Thanks for looking at the formations again with me.

Nite Shipslog

PS: Signs of the times

On the main road to Mombassa, leaving Nairobi :
TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE.

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A Studebaker loaded with Studebakers

9 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Funny someone else wrote about rocks today. They are awesome and you have seen so many different ones - different colors - shapes. Have you seen St. Mountain? I know you have.
Don't all the stones make you wonder what it looked like years ago? sandie

Paula said...

Love these pictures and especially the one with the United States flag flying high.

shirl72 said...

I also love rocks..but the load
of Studebakers got my attention.
I think I see a 54 Truck and a
50 convertible studebaker on top.

Brings lots of memeories.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
After Packards, «Louis» likes Studebakers the best.
This shot was taken in the parking lot of the main Studebaker production plant at 635 South Main Street, South Bend, Indiana. Sorry, Shirl, the truck isn't a '54 - these are all 1950 models. It was Studebaker's peak year. They produced more than 300,000 cars for the 1950 model year - a figure they had never seen before and would never see again. The truck plant was at a different location, but all Studebaker vehicles were brought to this lot outside the Main Street plant for distribution. When Studebaker built the Avanti, it was assembled at the truck plant rather than at the Main Street plant. Studebaker also had a plant in Los Angeles. They should have closed that plant much sooner than they did - it was chronically underutilized and South Bend could have easily supplied the West Coast. There is still Studebaker Road in Los Angeles. Studebaker also had a plant in Mexico that produced cars for the Latin American market. It was sold to Volkswagen.

That corgi :) said...

I like rock formations, but not one of those that are super high in the sky; you won't find me on them, LOL :)

I like a lot of the stuff we saw in Arizona and Utah; and of course the Grand Canyon is just totally breath taking!

hope you guys had a great day

(and yes I think I did get a lot of A's on book reports :)

betty

TARYTERRE said...

Oh my I am so sad to hear about the OLD MAN IN THE MOUNTAIN in New Hampshire. My hubby and I hiked up there to see it years ago. Just loved the view. And of course we hiked to see Chimney Rock in North Carolina too. But we have never been WEST to hike. Those rock formations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. Take care. PS going to have my uncle look at those Studebakers. He'll be in heaven.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've never been to any of those places but aren't they all just beautiful. I don't like heights at all but enjoy viewing from a distance. Nature is full of wonders and you've been blessed to see a lot of them. Thanks for sharing those sights with us.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I've never been to any of those places but aren't they all just beautiful. I don't like heights at all but enjoy viewing from a distance. Nature is full of wonders and you've been blessed to see a lot of them. Thanks for sharing those sights with us.

Theanne said...

love rocks...my introduction to Arizona was when Don and I drove through Texas Canyon on I-10! And I love the Chiricahuas...beautiful and inspiring! Recognized them immediately! In the past rocks used to "speak" to me...when Don and I traveled or moved I always hauled "special" rocks along. Now not so much...perhaps I'm losing my connection to nature!