The cedar images are incredibly evocative for me. I lived near an old-growth grove in 1967-68 in the Oregon Cascades. Your images brought the sound and especially the smell, right back to me. Now we live in an oak woods, which has its own perks!
Hollis, as someone who has recently acquired a heightened interest in plant identification and all things geologic in the Southeast Wyoming area, I must tell you how delighted I was to find your blog. I've learned much during my initial read through, and I'm sure I'll be revisiting some posts again later. Thank you so much for putting your thoughts and work down for us all to enjoy!
I hope you get this reply, "Anonymous"-- thanks so much for the complimentary and encouraging comment! Southeast Wyoming offers a lot for nature lovers, glad to hear you are enjoying it.
Could glaciers make those scratches and smooth the rock?
Rowena--yes! and the rock type contributes too
Hello, Hollis! I read your July 2012 post titled "tafoni #3" and loved it. I am trying to find out what the primary geological formations are in Harmony Headlands, but an internet search is proving fruitless. Do you know? If so, please share! I am including several photos of this park in a photo-journal, and I want to tell my readers about the rocks! Thank you!-Sharine Borslien.
Hi Sharine, thanks for visiting. HH is in the area of the Franciscan Complex--called "one of the world's grand messes" in Rdside Geo of N & Central Calif. It's a true complex of many different rock types. Maybe look at this document: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=nrmspor even check with the author--at Cal Poly
Thank you, Hollis! I found this research paper later on Friday! (I am a recent graduate of Cal Poly and I love doing research!) Looks like we are on the same page, haha. Except that you are the geo expert and I am the neophyte. Have a fabulous new year!Sharine.