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Colors Of Spring. April 3, 2010

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No, not flowers, though there will be plenty of those soon enough.

Today I have a pair of sensorial opposites.  First, the lithic permanence of the granitic gneiss of Salmon Falls:

…the intriguing geometry and variegated colors of which never cease to amaze me; and second, a softer vision – a tiny snippet of a bed of golden moss:

…found glowing in the late day sun, as it is wont to do.  The delicate intricacy of this stuff always stuns me, and I’ll doubtless bore you with it as Spring progresses.  Consider it a weakness of mine, and forgive me my trespasses, as I’ll forgive those who tread unaware on such delicate beauty.

From The Little Bin April 10, 2008

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Here’s something from the Recent Pile, a community of moss sending their Sexy Parts skyward above an evocative bed of black jelly fungi :

Nature makes strange bedfellows out of all of us, non?

…And another shot of the gneiss which figures so prominently in out riverside geology hereabouts”

Yeah, I know.  It’s derivative.

But then, so am I, and so are you.  Playing with my children is one of life’s pleasures for which I won’t apologize.

Geology 101 June 23, 2007

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Granitic gneiss in the bed of the Deerfield River at the “Shelburne Falls Potholes,” actually glacial plunge pools.

This is a great place to pass a steamy summer afternoon, albeit not a very private one. Expect to see more expansive views of The Potholes as the summer progresses.