Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Geo 730: Jan. 1, Day 366: Not Dead Yet

Now did you really think I was going to just leave Geo 365 hanging in mid-air- or at least, just north of the California border? Sorry, I had too much fun last year to let it go, so here we go again. There's precious little geology visible in the scene above, but we did look fairly carefully at the exposure (sorry, no photos) across the road. The rock was a fairly uninteresting pile of metasediments, which is all I wanted to establish. Had we reached the Josephine Ophiolite? We had not. However, given that yesterday morning, I spotted the first nubs of spring sprouts, which in a month or so, depending on weather, will be blossoming crocuses, I thought it was appropriate to start with some spring wildflowers (right), along with the pretty, but pestiferous invasive, Scotch broom, left. Neils Christensen Memorial Bridge, over the (hidden) Smith River serves as a nice backdrop.

And yes, Geo 730 has an index, too. It posted one minute after this one.

Photo unmodified. May 8, 2013. FlashEarth location.

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