So yesterday was a lazy hazy day, and another that was confusing to Bif. As on Christmas, he was expecting me to leave anytime; every time I'd get up or even shift in my chair, he'd run for the door to play our daily game of "Can I get out without him catching me?" I watched Batman Begins, which I hadn't seen before. Mixed feelings. Liam Neeson is definitely kick-ass. Katie Holmes, who I'd never seen outside of tabloid type reports, didn't really work as a tough-as-nails DA, IMO. And the "superweapon" that is central to the climax was absurdly wrong- my guestimate for its power consumption is in the trillions to quadrillions of watts. In other words, in excess of the power consumption of the entire human race. With no cord. And no explanation of why it didn't just vaporize the water in every living creature in range, but rather selectively delivered that energy to the water supply inside metal pipes. Gah.
At any rate, this morning, I noticed that Ian Stimpson , AKA Hypocentre, is finishing up his "Rock 366" series- a rock photograph for every day of 2012. If you haven't been following it, and you enjoy gorgeous rocks, gorgeously photographed, that link is highly recommended. You can click each photo for a much-enlarged version, along with some information on the specimen. And I thought, well, I can't match his photographic skills, but I'll bet I can find 365 photos of interesting geology for the next year.
Some will be photos I've posted before, hopefully with some tidbits of new information. Some will be of poor quality, but show some interesting features. I'll focus heavily on Oregon, since almost all of the photos I currently have are from within the state. As such, expect plenty of volcanics, not so much metamorphic stuff. (Oregon does have some metamorphic belts, but on my recent geogalavanting, we've only visited a couple corners of them.) I don't even promise I'll carry it through to the end. Ian says that it becomes a plodding struggle, and I tend to throw my hands up at those.
By and large, I'm looking for inspiration and motivation to post something every day, even if I have a minimum to say about it, even if it only takes me a couple minutes. I know I have enough photos to pull this off, but I don't know if I have enough *interesting* photos.
We'll see, won't we?
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