Banning Rocks!

Well, in it’s own way, yes, and it has lots of rocks.  Having been a quarry, there is evidence of quarrying activity everywhere.  There are piles of rock scattered about which are called spall piles, and larger rocks make for bigger piles and you can spot the grooves which are the marks of the churn drills.  Although I didn’t see any running water above the cliff, there must be a lot of seepage to create the ice falls.  A brief moment of sunshine aided me in capturing the imprint of the small trees near the rock face.

 

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What Does The Eye See?

Along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon is an area of softer volcanic rock that has been worn away by the action of water and spinning rocks, creating potholes.  This is a common feature along many rivers, including the St. Croix on the Minnesota and Wisconsin border. The interplay of shape and light tricks the eye into imagining most anything…so what do you see?

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