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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Surf's down!

Watson Lake.

The Granite Dells.

Blue sky and a very calm day. Not even a ripple on the water.

Of course, if this boulder rolled down into the water, there might be some waves, for a time.

I often wonder about the perched boulders around these parts. How did they get there? What keeps them from toppling? I guess weight and gravity answer the last question but I'm still wondering about the first one.
As always, the photos are bigger if you click on them.

15 comments:

  1. Your post title is hilarious :)

    Could the boulders be debris left behind from last glacial period?
    Just a thought...

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  2. Dawn - I believe all of this granite resulted from glacier activity a few (million) years ago.

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  3. Nature never fails to astound us. Yes, we just wonder and enjoy the beauty.
    Have a good day!

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  4. Keats - Thanks for stopping by. You are correct in your perception of the beauty and the confounding strangeness of nature. Hope you'll visit again.

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  5. Wonderful pics. It is fascinating to wonder about that lone boulder sitting up there...

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  6. Prescott really has the most amazing topography. The Dells is one of my favorite areas.

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  7. Thanks, Meggie. Yes, one can wonder and wonder.

    QD - I think it is the favorite of everyone who lives in this area, also.

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  8. I'd wonder the same about that boulder. It's amazing, just sitting up there. Sooner or later it's going to topple down, and then there will be one almighty SPLASH!! x

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  9. Kitty - I'd like to be there for that, wouldn't you?

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  10. Steve, thanks! You should have seen me clambering around those rocks. SWMBO said afterwards "You had to do it, didn't you?"

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  11. Perfect weather for a visit to the Dells, though our lack of rain is showing up. When I enlarged the pictures, that famous Watson Lake bathtub ring was beginning to show. Neat pix.

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  12. GJ - Yes, I meant to mention the bathrub ring but forgot.

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  13. Now I'm wondering about that boulder, too . . .

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  14. Bee - My job is to make you wonder!

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