Posts Tagged ‘layers’

Looked Impossible

For some reason I have problems learning and  retaining information about clouds.

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My truck insisted we stop at Ingram Hill on the way home from town. Obviously, I’m glad it did.

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These clouds gradually drifted in from the west.

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How could there be long wispy ones, with ladder-like ones above?

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Their appearance completely changed by the time we got home (1 1/4 miles away).

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I don’t even know enough to even make a guess about what I saw, and I didn’t find anything resembling them in a weather field guide.

Any information about them would be appreciated.

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Stone Masonary part 2

This is the second of three blogs on this hike.

Nature’s elements sure had a vivid imagination when it came to the designs in the rocks of a short bluff on Eagle Mountain.

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The hike up the steep hill to this short bluff was more than strenuous.

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This picture shows steepest part of the slope.

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The yellowish sandstone above lacks the iron of the patterned sandstone below.

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There were so many combinations in the lines,

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  bending and folding,

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  repetitions in the layering,

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Why was there so much more layering, instead of solid shapes?

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This one was sure a curiosity.

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I just don’t understand what could cause such a diversity of designs. It was faster erosion of the regular sandstone and the slower erosion of the sandstone with the iron. Still there had to be a force that created the original layering before the start of the erosion.