The cedar images are incredibly evocative for me. I lived near an old-growth grove in 1967-68 in the Oregon Cascades. Your images brought the sound and especially the smell, right back to me. Now we live in an oak woods, which has its own perks!
Hollis, as someone who has recently acquired a heightened interest in plant identification and all things geologic in the Southeast Wyoming area, I must tell you how delighted I was to find your blog. I've learned much during my initial read through, and I'm sure I'll be revisiting some posts again later. Thank you so much for putting your thoughts and work down for us all to enjoy!
I hope you get this reply, "Anonymous"-- thanks so much for the complimentary and encouraging comment! Southeast Wyoming offers a lot for nature lovers, glad to hear you are enjoying it.
Could glaciers make those scratches and smooth the rock?
Rowena--yes! and the rock type contributes too