Still Learning To See

Alaskan Rocks?!

Many people wondered why I brought back 25# of rocks in my suitcase from Alaska. There were two reasons. First, I’d dropped off about that many pounds of maple syrup so I had the room. Second, 250# wouldn’t fit so I made do.

I did bring back many photographs of some of the rocks I did see and enjoy and will share them over the next few days. I realize for some these don’t compete with bears and whales. So it goes.

Also, I’m not a geologist. My appreciation of these is mainly subjective. Not that that is any “less” but only to clarify.

These were two moderate size stones, just two of millions, on a beach five feet deep in shingle.

Fascinating to think about how these stone was formed long ago.

This entry was published on August 4, 2012 at 10:51 am and is filed under Alaska, Stone and rocks. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Alaskan Rocks?!

  1. Deborah Leu on said:

    What fantastic stones. I’m not a geologist either, but thought at one time I could be. These are wonderful!

  2. Thanks,Deb. I knew you, of all the souls in the world, would enjoy these!

  3. Cassie on said:

    John you and I are two if the same breed:-) i chuckled at your 250# comment. I’ll show you my Norway treasured fossil sometime.

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