18 February 2014

Brain Waves

red and white

You've heard of left brain and right brain, right?

What about...

Red Brain Rock
...red brain...

White Brain Rock
... and white brain???

How do you build a brain?

* Snow falls, snow melts, water seeps into cracks, water freezes, cracks expand, water melts, water evaporates, heat bakes rocks, wind blows sand into cracks; repeat from * a few hundred or thousand years; bind off and weave in ends. Brain rock complete; no stiffening required.

Water Freezes

Snow Melt and Run-off

Red Brain Rock

White Brain Rock

11 comments :

  1. haha now that is quite the sight. Bet that is one rock hard brain too. A little hard headed? Hard of hearing? Hardly ever notice

    ReplyDelete
  2. These photos are stunning! Is that Navajo sandstone? Where oh where is the location of that outcrop in the first photo? It is magnificent ~ dramatic example of a contact between formations! I think you love rocks like I do! When you took those meteorology courses, did you also take some geology courses? Have a good one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I think it is indeed Navajo sandstone, Fundy. These are all in Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, and I wrote about White Pocket, where the majority of these photos were taken, here. You are correct; I do love rocks, and yes there were some geology classes all along the way. I've been a rock hound since third grade!

      Delete
  3. cool. Had no idéa you could find so many different brains in the sandstone. COOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That was funny, Monica! I guess, according to a chart we picked up at one of the national park headquarters, there are about 15 different brains (colors of rock) in the Grand Staircase. Ha ha ha!

      Delete
  4. It really does look like brain rock!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, KB; some of the names out there are SO creative!

      Delete
  5. "No stiffening required." You are such a comedienne! :)

    That last shot of Red Brain Rock looks like a quilt-as-you-go project.

    ReplyDelete


Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

All spam is promptly and cheerfully deleted without ever appearing in print.

I apologize for turning off anonymous posting for a while. Too much garbage coming through; hope to get anonymous comments turned back on after a short break. If you don't have a Google account and need to contact me, please use the email address in the sidebar. Thank you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails