high on a mountain
dark eocene volcanoes
sleeping in pillows
Well, I like it. I don't have a digital camera, and all my slides were destroyed a few years ago, so I lifted this photo from flickr. It's over on the coast, but I'm pretty sure it's the same Siletz River Volcanics that underlie Marys Peak, just to the west of me.
On a related note, it's funny how what seems mundane and common to one person can seem exciting and exotic to another. Zeolites are pretty abundant around here, but visitors really light up when they find a nice chunk of crystals. And I was pretty excited when this paper came out towards the tail end of my undergrad degree. (3.35 Mb PDF)
Wow, there's some great ones out there!