As is usual, the girls and I got to spend time with old friends and make some new ones. We hiked down Scarborough Beach and then along the cliffs of Prout’s Neck Bird Sanctuary. And back.
After our long hike we enjoyed brunch at The Good Table in Cape Elizabeth. It was incredible. My $6 mug of hot apple cider with rum was worth every penny! Hayley’s $2.25 bottle of “real” maple syrup…not so much.
Do you see random, designless chaos here? It does lack a designer, indeed, but it is anything but random. The patterns are uniform, predictable and created by ordinary geologic processes. Fascinating. Moving. I should have been a scientist.
So, how old is Earth, anyways? Some think the earth can be measured in the few thousands of years. Those people are kooks. Haven’t they ever seen a rock, I wonder.
The sedimentation/compaction processes that form these types of shale are fascinating!
See the above photo on Bob’s Flickr photostream.
Gwyn is a super cool guy. He has this neat little camera to which he’s affixed an ordinary Pringles can. This setup allows him to capture photos he takes with his D-SLR “through the viewfinder” of the other camera. Cool, eh?!