Thursday, April 8, 2010

stone soup

(Photo credit P. Resor)

I love rocks in a similar way to how I love food. Working with either requires careful measurements and some degree of precision, as well as creativity and flexibility. Working with either can be infuriating or rewarding.

I suppose rocks and food are interrelated in some way- bedrock weathers into soil which acts as medium for plant growth which provides the produce we use as a starting point for a meal.

Anyway, this photo is of an awesome structure in the Catskills- rock layers got folded over the edge of a fault and one of the layers was mined out at some point, so you can actually walk inside the fold, and measure the strike and dip of the beds from within.

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