adventures in geology

6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia

Geology is not my thing, but, I was willing to tag along with my sister to visit relatives and rocks in West Virginia last week. The only thing I really know about these outcrop pictures is that the black seam is coal and that Beverly was impressed with the photographs my camera was able to capture. Perhaps she will use them in her classes.

6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia ~ using Beverly to illustrate how massive this outcrop is
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia
6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia

We had a lovely time visiting our aunt and our cousin and her husband on their farm. The first night we were there Beverly woke me up at 2 o’clock in the morning to see hundreds of lightning bugs sparkling in the nearby woods. It was magical.

6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia

We saw deer and heard about bear sightings. We took long walks and ate whole foods, both at a farm-to-table restaurant and from Kappy & Bruce’s kitchen. We watched movies with Aunt Em, who will be 90 in August. I will miss enjoying the margarita Aunt Em made for me each evening with dinner, and the early morning chats over our black coffees. 🙂

6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia

Beverly collected quite a few rocks for her collection and packed them up, cushioning them in her dirty laundry, to mail home to Connecticut. It was heartwarming to see her having such a good time. Bruce & Kappy paid close attention to the geology lessons they received as they were carting us around. We had such a wonderful time!

6.10.18 ~ Braxton County, West Virginia

14 thoughts on “adventures in geology”

  1. Wow, Barbara! Those rocks are amazing! And until you showed the one with Beverly in it, I hadn’t realised the size of them (somehow I thought I was looking at small stones or pebbles!)

    1. The size of these outcrops was very impressive, the ones I see in the woods around here aren’t so large and definitely not as colorful. Now I understand why Beverly likes to explore different terrains. She’s been to Ghana and Sweden as well as New Mexico.

    1. Thank you, Robin! The colors took my breath away ~ Mother Earth has a stunning artistic inclination.

  2. Very cool pictures! I would like to know more about the last two. They look like cross sections of a giant wasp nest.

    1. Thank you, Janet. I have asked Beverly to say something about the last two pictures ~ I will let you know when she gets around to it. 🙂

  3. Waking up and seeing the lightning bugs in the middle of the night sounds like a fairy tale adventure. As does the margarita with Aunt Em. The rocks are magical, as well. I like admiring the patterns they make.

    1. For a few long moments with those lightning bugs we felt like two little girls again, sharing the wonder and delight found in mother nature’s gifts. It was a breathtaking sight… We had such a lovely time, the whole time.

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