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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:

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Your post title is hilarious :)

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

Catalyst said...

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

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

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

Catalyst said...

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.

meggie said...

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

quilteddogs said...

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

Catalyst said...

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

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

Kitty said...

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

Catalyst said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice photos. You did good.

Catalyst said...

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

Granny J said...

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.

Catalyst said...

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

Bee said...

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

Catalyst said...

Bee - My job is to make you wonder!