Sunday Song: Beautiful Day


After sixteen hours of research yesterday, it was time to play. Good thing it was such a beautiful day today (hence the delay in posting). This is the perfect anthem for a lovely day. Also, there is some wild weathering at the beginning that looks a bit like tafoni. Some other gorgeous rocks throughout. Shame about the flowy dress thingy in the way.

I took my intrepid companion out to see the maclargehuge erratic, and he got a shot with the proper perspective for us. Yay, no more camera on the ground!

Maclargehuge erratic, moi for scale

Yep, still huge. We did some field breakage (i.e., threw one rock down on another) with some of the loose bits, and got some nice fresh surfaces, and I found a nice-sized chunk with what looks to be good crystalline structure, so I may be doing another post with samples so we can figure out if it’s definitely dunite (or gabbro) or not. Stay tuned.

Then we headed over to North Creek Park, which has changed rather dramatically since two months ago. I’ll be doing a compare-and-contrast post, but for now, some outtakes. Forget-me-nots were out in force and absolutely lovely:

Forget-me-nots growing out of the water.

I was hoping for frogs, but had to settle for a water-skipper instead.

Water-skipper. There's probably a technical name for this species, but hell if I know it.

And, last but not least, got a wonderful snap of a red-winged blackbird.

Red-Winged Blackbird

And now I’m home with the cat, who’s out on the porch in the nice sunshine, and birds are still singing, and I’ve got a fabulous UFD coming up for you. It truly is a beautiful day.

Here’s hoping yours was a little something wonderful, too, my darlings!

Comments

  1. Trebuchet says

    Per Wikipedia:

    Gerridae is a family of true bugs in the order Hemiptera, commonly known as water striders, water bugs, magic bugs, pond skaters, skaters, skimmers, water scooters, water skaters, water skeeters, water skimmers, water skippers, water spiders, or Jesus bugs.

    I’ve always called them “water-striders”, myself.