Friday, April 22, 2011

Magpies







































White Flowers are White Meadowfoam, I think!....link: http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=159



A mini donuts and orange juice morning--afternoon actually...paddled back to the Creek at the Swath with the little time before work...sat awhile on the
RipRap....Juncos on the opposite Bank...Yellow Rump Warbler too...cloudy over cast, sprinkles all late afternoon, warm...at Lunch: sat on Ozone Boulder awhile...wondered a bit how the Two Boulders got there...they resemble RipRap Boulders--and I wonder where those are from too!!!....there are a lot of different Granites in the Valley...kinda like a lot of different cookie doughs that hardened before being made into cookies!....one Rock Fall below Elephant Rock is called the Chocolate Chips, or something like that!....see if I can pare down the sleep debt tonight, and get out and about more tomorrowmorrow!!!...pics up from trip that went by Lick Observatory....on almost evey roll over the Coastal Foothills, from up by Arcata, to down by Santa Barbara, I've seen Magpies....usually just One or Two Magpies....lots of Juncos at the Lunch Sit....Song Sparrow, Raven, Acorn Woodpecker, Blue Jay, too....

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Although granite dominates nearly the entire length of the Sierra, the granite is not monolithic. Instead, it is a composite of hundreds of smaller bodies of granitic rock that, as magma (molten material), intruded one another over a timespan of more than 100 million years. This multiplicity of intrusions is one of the reasons why there are so many varieties of granitic rock in Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra. The differences are not always apparent to the casual observer, but they are reflected in sometimes subtle differences in appearance and in differences in response to weathering and erosion acting on the rocks.

Yosemite National Park Geology


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3 comments:

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Nice goldfields! Out of curiosity, what are those white flowers?

DavidDavid said...

Limnanthus alba, White Meadowfoam, I think!, at Joseph Grant County Park (passed through coming to the Coast from Lick Observatory--saw these too at Lake McClure a week or so before). added link...see post..

For sometime, a post on Jpseph Grant Park, and too, I've fallen out of the routine of naming flowers posted in the next post!...hmmph...

DavidDavid said...

and at Point Reyes (not Lake McClure!)...