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Monthly Archive: November 2012

Nov 30 2012

Unidentified Flying Dinosaur: Fraidy-Dinos

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Ibis3 sent me a photo that will hopefully make you work for it. Ya’ll have had it easy lately. I feel like I’m not giving you proper challenges. Perhaps a semi-sasquatch photo where the bird’s all blurry will help make things challenging. Besides, it’s a rather nice bird. Here’s it’s story: The picture was taken …

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Nov 30 2012

Friday Freethought: “A Peril Dared for the Advancement of Truth”

Being one of the dreaded gnu atheists, accomodationists make my teeth itch. Mind you, I believe there’s a place for all kinds of atheism: the soft and fuzzy kind believers can snuggle up to has its uses, just as does the hard and sleek kind that shows no mercy to belief (but don’t mistake that …

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Nov 29 2012

Don’t Touch the Night, Buster

Because if you do, the cute will make you combust. Seriously. This is weapons-grade cute. You have been warned. I have to go now. I’m suffering a terminal overdose of cute. Must… get… treatment…  

Nov 29 2012

Erratic Quartet

Erratic set.

The story of the Puget lowland is one of plate tectonics (forearc basin, donchaknow), but it’s also one of continent-spanning glaciers, and those glaciers dragged evidence of plate tectonics over and left it strewn practically all over my doorstep. The drumlin we’re on is lousy with erratics. I’d discovered several recently, and been itching to …

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Nov 28 2012

Testing With LOLcats

It appears Feedburner has officially died. I shall now test my new feed-to-Twitter service by feeding you geology lols.

Nov 28 2012

Right Round the Horseshoe Bend

There’s very little I miss about Page, Arizona, but the landscape is one. Well, the only. I still get nostalgic when I stumble across it. And then Garry at Geotripper has to go and publish a post on the Horseshoe Bend. This is one of those places the locals, geologists and photographers know well, and …

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Nov 27 2012

New at Rosetta Stones: In Which Pompeii is Discussed

Yeah, so there was this BBC article in which a Cambridge professor said Pompeii was buried by lava… and George pointed it out… and I couldn’t help but to read a few papers, and ask Professor Beard to please clarify, and then write up a post. Yeah, I could’ve left it at “It wasn’t lava, …

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Nov 27 2012

Mystery Flora: Violaceous

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That’s a word, folks. I like this word, “violaceous.” It sounds a bit like “bodacious,” which can either mean “bold and audacious” or a kind of iris. So with this word: it can mean “a violet color,” or violets. In the spirit of a violet color, then, these little delights from near the Marys River …

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Nov 26 2012

Microadventure! Thrills! Chills! Defiant Dandelions!

The sun came out for more than ten minutes on Sunday. It came out on Saturday, too, but both the cat and I slept through it. Dunno why the cat preferred to hang about in bed than snooze in a sunbeam, but I can tell you exactly why I was spending most of the day …

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Nov 25 2012

Sunday Song: Afterimage of Autumn

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Autumn images have proven unexpectedly popular, so it’s a good thing I’m not out of pictures – or songs – yet. But all good things, etc. This will, alas, be the last – until next autumn. Of course, if you’re all very fortunate and I’m unlucky indeed, we may have some spectacular winter shots coming …

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