|Laramie columbine on Laramie granite.|
I’ve long intended to upgrade various blog features, but always ended up writing posts instead. Now Version 1.2 finally has been released. Here’s what’s new:
• Expanded profile in the form of an About page [Did you know you can't add a Pages gadget with Add Gadget? See this helpful video.]
• New camera -- until recently, all photos were taken with a Canon Powershot A720 IS. Now I also use a Canon Rebel T3i with the stock EFS 18-135 mm IS lens and a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM.
• Improved tag cloud -- pared down and organized, a work in progress
• Google+ membership and Twitter account (@plantsandrocks)
Now it’s time for a brief sabbatical until a field project and overdue paper are done. Of course a few photos will show up occasionally, and perhaps a geo-challenge. If you need a Plants-and-Rocks fix in the interim, here are some of my favorite posts (also among the more popular).
Happy Birthday John Muir ... poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist My mentor would have been a blogger if he were alive today, I'm sure of it ... just read his words!
The largest erg on earth ... ever! is now the wonderful Navajo sandstone, my favorite formation to camp in.
Plants & Rocks: ferns and granite ... and climbers... A tribute to fern lovers and great pioneers of rock climbing, Herb and Jan Conn.
Insights from the Other Side of Yesterday Can legend inform geology? In the case of the volcano Pinatubo, yes.
There's a hole in the ground (geology is destiny) I drove by the Vore Buffalo Jump many many times without stopping until the idea of a blog post finally made it happen.
“a great rectangular obelisk” and The many views of Devils Tower recount the many stories that try to explain this puzzling monolith.
but there s life in the old dame yet, the old dames being ancient bristlecone pines in the spectacular White Mountains of eastern California.
What’s an old oak for? More California treasures ... the live oaks of the coastal mountains.
|Photo by Giovanni LoCascio.|
We too are ephemeral ... just like mountains. The Cutler Formation of Fisher Valley, Utah, was my introduction to the Ancestral Rockies. These mountains are long gone, though their remains are still with us (more pebbles).
Jack Frost’s Latest Artwork, a tour of hoarfrost on the river, and the first of many posts about winter ice art.
What fruit is this? tomato? tomahto? ... maybe love apple!
|Aven Nelson in the field.|