Posted by Jody on February 14, 2014
“You can count on me ~ always”
As much as I enjoy romance, it’s commitment that I need the most.
I need to know a love I can depend on, a love that says, “I will be with you through it all. I love you.
And I will love you even when you may not be all that lovable, for sometimes I’m not very lovable either.
You can count on me – always.”
~ Steve Goodier, Author
This week’s “Where’s my backpack?” Travel Theme is Romance.
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Posted by Jody on February 2, 2014
Here’s an interesting beach treasure found by Karen Williams on a recent visit to Hermosa Beach, California:
“Walking on the beach in Hermosa on Monday…”
Beach Treasure! (Photo by Karen Williams)
“Found an interesting rock that appears to be 2 different kinds of rock fused together!”
Hermosa Beach, Southern California (Photo by Karen Williams )
“Beautiful weather in the 70′s and no one around!”
We asked our two very favorite geologists for their opinions on Karen’s beach treasure. This is what they told us:
“I think the rock’s finder is correct. This is two rocks fused together. It almost appears to be a quartzite (gray and white) fused together with a volcanic rock, perhaps a rhyolite, or andesite. One thing I can clearly make out is that the crystal sizes are much larger in the gray portion and much finer in the black portion. I think for this fusion to happen, the volcanic rock or ‘melt rock’ had to have ripped a piece of the ‘wall rock’ off without fully melting it. This means that the temperature of the melt rock was not high enough to fully melt the quartz-rich gray portion and instead incorporated it into its structure as an ‘inclusion’.”
Here is a reference in case you need something: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/collectors_corner/arc/tempmagmas.htm
~Ryan McLin (Geologist, Owner McLin Petrographics)
AND ~ Kristie McLin, Ph.D. says: “It looks like a metamorphosed bedding plane to me. Fine grained shaley rock (black) in contact with sand then becomes metamorphosed, changing to schist and quartzite.
We should say either could be the case, and it is hard to tell from a picture what it really is.”
Either way, it’s one great find!
Many, many thanks to Karen, Ryan, and Kristie. We just love to share!
What’s in your beach bag?
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Posted by Jody on January 10, 2014
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Kick off your shoes!
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Posted by Jody on December 12, 2013
Does it get any better than this?
Surf, Sand, Sun, and Santa!
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Posted by Jody on November 27, 2013
Grateful for Friendship
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual…
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
~Henry David Thoreau
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Posted by Jody on October 29, 2013
Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast
“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed…
It feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds,
and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme is “Horizon.”
Posted in Gulf of Mexico Beaches, Today's Special | Tagged: beach, beach photography, Horizon, Mississippi Gulf Coast, postaday, Richard Bach, Weekly Photo Challenge | 22 Comments »