October 26, 2009 in Canada and BC, Photoworks, Rocks by Marja-Leena
Beautiful and strange to see bubbled stone. Are they volcanic?
Dave, I’m glad you agree!
Susan, good question! I’m not really sure for Hornby Island has a variety of rock – sandstone, shale, conglomerate, maybe others – and volcanic which this does look like to me too. The weathering action of the sea during winter storms is quite amazing, creating these honeycomb-like holes. I have a book on loan that goes into the ancient geology of the island, but haven’t had the time to read it yet. Maybe I’ll write about it when I do.
Fascinating. I hope to see this place some day.
Neptune’s throne? I wonder if the stones sing when the wind blows through the holes … sort of a flute effect?! Very wild and beautiful and you’ve captured them wonderfully, Marja-Leena!
And I have just been reading about an exhibition of lace in other media: http://www.laceintranslation.com/about
Hattie, it’s only about a five hour trip from Vancouver, so next time you come up here…
R, Neptune?!! Wow. Some wintry stormy day, I’d have to go out there and listen…. but you’ve fired my imagination!
Olga, how serendipitous! I’ve admired online the work of Cal Lane, a Canadian artist. Will check out the others, thanks!
Oh, how interesting and odd! I love how those white stones found nests among the lace.
Leslee, I think those stones may have been placed there by humans, at least one was by our friend just before the photo was taken. Hope that knowledge doesn’t spoil the pleasure…
Why, pray, are you posting pictures of my brain?
To use your word, beguiling and intriguing and beautiful.
Mouse, what a beautiful brain you have, my dear!
Oh, beautiful rock, just beautiful.
Hhb, yes, isn’t it!?
Heh. Well, however they found a home.
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