a little something extra

a little something extra

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Taking the Long View

One of the things I love about living in the desert are the vistas.
Being able to see a long way unobstructed by trees or buildings calms my soul.

 Frenchman's Peak. 
 I see this all the time as I travel up and down Racetrack Road on errands or to the other treatment plant I work at.

It's about 15 miles away as the crow flies  from where I was shooting.
Looking North at Frenchman's Peak

See how the rocks are striated straight up and down?  The bedrock has been raised up on end from plates in the Earth's crust colliding.

The rock here is about three BILLION years old!  It's part of a geologic formation called the "Great Non-Conformity" and is part of the same rock formation that is at the base of the Grand Canyon. 
Kinda puts my day in perspective.




Admiral Hestorb said...

Man alive. I am borrowing the Admiral's computer while she naps. Her permission of course.

Frenchman's Peak is beautiful and I so need to come farther west. All of my sons have been as far over as Utah and I..only to MO. It was my rotating 12 shift work and so much OT that has kept me from being able to go with them when invited, Now..I can't leave my girl. She actually and truly pines when I'm gone and of course now, she isn't yet stable.

But the boys have been to Nevada and loved it.

I so enjoy your blog, Trish.

ABBY said...

Wonderful pictures and just absolutely breathtaking!

Old Kitty said...

Wow. These are beautiful ancient peaks. If they could speak - the stories they'd tell!! But their scarred features say it all really. Wonderful vistas, thank you for sharing! Take care

Kea said...

Stunning. The peak looks so close, of course.

Oh, yes, the mountains -- all the Earth -- still will be here after we "superior" humans have passed and faded from collective memory.

Unless we kill the planet first.