Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Geology Haiku

I haven't made a habit of participating in "memes," but there's one going around the geoblogosphere today that I decided to try my hand at: geology haiku.

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)

This meme was incited by Suvrat, and has been also addressed by MJC Rocks. Here's hoping others chime in.

Followup: Others Chiming In: Kim Bryan JJ A Life-Long Scholar Silver Fox Dave S. Short Geologist

Wow, there's some great ones out there!

And more (11/17): Neat Rox Chris

1 comment:

Silver Fox said...

Nice columnars and pillows!

My verification word is "cology".