I've already used that title. Yes, but this is the outdoor view of the chimney from the dining room. This is the same native andesite/dacite as we saw inside, but there are two reasons it appears darker: first, the light is brigher, so by comparison, the stone is darker. Second, notice how it gets darker toward the top? That's almost certainly soot stains from the smoke. I'm pretty sure the fire is kept burning continuously through the winter. So for this one, at least, I'm not going to have to rationalize why I get to call this photo geologically-related.
Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth location.
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