Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Snapshot - Rock Formations



The rocks on Wreck Island in Georgian Bay look like nothing I've ever seen before. The information on their web site  describe these fluid shapes as the result of the intense pressure of glaciers over millions of years.

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30 comments:

Dizzy C said...

Nature never fails to amaze me.

Great photos

carol

Kaye said...

That's almost creepy - looks like a big snake slithering out from the rocks. Very cool photo, though.

Cassandra said...

It reminds me of an area in Ireland called the Burren. There you really have to be careful where to step, otherwise you fall into a hole in the rocks on the ground.
Great, now I'm missing Ireland again! :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

They are like a piece of "nature's sculpture." I love them! Thanks for sharing.

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Eva @View from the Hillside said...

Fantastic shapes, and a bit of interesting background information. Your pictures sent me straight to Flickr looking for more pictures of those fantastic formations, and I found some.

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Nature's art! The top one looks like petrified water.

Irene said...

Nature is wonderful.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, at first I thought they might be from a lava flow. They look amazing!

Beth said...

Georgian Bay offers the most fascinating scenery – the rocks, the stunted and wind swept trees – far more interesting (to me) than the Muskoka and Haliburton areas. But all areas are beautiful.

Jake said...

It does look like lava flow!

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is amazing! Love these pictures!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Trish, these are just amazing. very nice shots.

Paulita said...

Wow. I can't believe those are rocks. They look like a science experiment gone awry. Here's Mine

Leslie said...

I had to enlarge those to get a better look. They have a porous appearance although in person maybe not. I'm fascinated by all things science and nature.

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

The power of ice and water always amazes me!

Alyce said...

I thought maybe it was lava that had cooled. I wouldn't have thought of the force of glaciers. Very cool!

Trish said...

Thanks for the link! It's an incredible place that Wreck Island - like a living geologic museum.

Trish said...

I could imagine Ireland would also have some fascinating rock formations. Sturdy shoes are a must!

Trish said...

I was thinking it looked soft, like sand. But now that you mention it . . . yes it does look like water!

Trish said...

Lava's what I thought at first too!

Trish said...

Breathtaking, isn't it?! I love being up there - it's so primal.

Trish said...

I know, right?!

Trish said...

Ha! Yes, they kind of do.

Trish said...

Geology I find especially fascinating because it's all so old. These rocks are incredibly hard, like granite.

Trish said...

Yes, me too! It's so hard to imagine the pressure that could shape rocks like this.

Trish said...

That's what I thought too until I looked it up. Amazing isn't it?!

Lisa said...

Those are terrific! I could see the inspiration for a very scary story in there!

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Christine Rains said...

Those are rocks? Wow. That is amazing. Great photos!

Louise said...

I would have thought cooled lava too! Great photos. Looks like such an interesting place.

Cipriano said...

Real wonderful shots. It's things like this, looking at them, discovering them and reading about them that give me a perspective even regarding human civilization. Even though we are the most intelligent "thing" to have evolved on the earth, wow, we sure are a very extremely recent blip on the overall timeline of existence.
Theoretically, someone could have taken these same snaps before a single human being or animal of any kind ever lived, and things like that always give me pause.