Enchanted Rock at Fredericksburg Texas, rises 425 feet above the base elevation of the park. Its high point is 1,825 feet above sea level, and the entire dome covers 640 acres. Climbing the Rock is like climbing the stairs of a 30- or 40-story building.
Why is this giant dome here?
One billion years ago, this granite was part of a large pool of magma, or hot liquid rock, perhaps seven miles below the earth’s surface. It pushed up into the rock above in places, then cooled and hardened very slowly, turning into granite. Over time, the surface rock and soil wore away.
Although the rock appears to be solid and durable, it continues to change and erode.
It is an exfoliation dome (as are the other domes here). That means it has layers like an onion.
Humans have camped in this area for 12,000 years.
One enduring sign of their time here remains: Prehistoric people ground or pounded their food on granite rocks throughout the park. They left depressions in the granite, called bedrock mortars
I did a different version post for the Enchanted Rock a year or so ago. It’s a great hiking place, great views from the top of the dome.
This yellow flower is for you, my dear friend Amy, who has been dealing the Winter Storm Knife and is preparing for the after-the-storm disaster. Yes, there are always Bright Blessings… Thank you for your inspiring words. Amy has documented what they are going through…
Jo is taking us to NOTTINGHAM CASTLE this week. Take a walk with Jo… Click HERE
A treasure can be grand, like a precious heirloom or a night out with a loved one you rarely get to see, or teeny-tiny — like the first plump, juicy blackberry of spring, dripping with bright red juice as it preens on top of a tart. … Show us your treasure! ~ MICHELLE W.Photo 101
Chocolate symbolizes, as does no other food, luxury, comfort, sensuality, gratification, and love.
Though, it’s recognized that Toronto has been a peripheral city in the architectural world, I think the architecture in Toronto is unique; it embraces the styles of both Europe and the United States.
The CN Tower, 1,815.4 ft in height, is most prominent landmark in Toronto. In 1995, the CN Tower was declared one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Initially, it was built for the TV and radio communication.
On top of the tower, if you have the courage, you can walk across the glass floor, which is 113 stories above the ground. The glass floor gives you that dare-to-walk-on-air experience, with only 2.5 inches of glass holding you 342 metres in the air. Like this little girl, see below, I stepped just one inch toward the glass floor and was totally freaked out as I looked down … :)
Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area. ~ Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Photo 101
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often
Notes: With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.