Random landscapes

These were from yesterday… 6/9.  About 25 miles into Pennsylvania.


temperature was in the 90’s (as you know). It was a six mile hike with 900 ft climb. I barely finished.


photos— iPhone cameras don’t show depth very well. For instance, the covered bridge photos. The photo showing the roof and side of the bridge was taken after I climbed from the bridge, up 600 feet to the ridge of the trail,


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

joanne said:

FJJ, I know this thread is about pix that posters (mainly you) take on their travels in beautiful light and unexpected corners of forgotten neighbourhoods. I thought you might forgive an intrusion of an article on an art festival of sand sculptures in an old goldmining town in Western Australia. 
The sculptures are stunning, the setting is breathtaking and the stories are both heart-breaking and heart-warming. 
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-30/broome-pindan-sand-sculpture-unveiled/100173962

 Nice.  

There must be a lot of iron in that sand. 

 Yes there is.

"Australia happens to have a perfect environment, hot and dry, for a particular form of chemical weathering called oxidation. This occurs in rocks that contain high amounts of iron. In this type of environment, these rocks actually begin to rust. As the rust expands, it weakens the rock and helps break it apart. The oxides produced through this process give the ground its reddish hue."

From - https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/why-does-australia-look-red-space


marksierra said:

 Yes there is.

"Australia happens to have a perfect environment, hot and dry, for a particular form of chemical weathering called oxidation. This occurs in rocks that contain high amounts of iron. In this type of environment, these rocks actually begin to rust. As the rust expands, it weakens the rock and helps break it apart. The oxides produced through this process give the ground its reddish hue."

From - https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/why-does-australia-look-red-space

 New Jersey has a strip of red earth. It runs across the state and results from deposits from the last ice age. It is called Triassic Red Bed Earth. It is a much darker red.


Again in Pennsylvania.  iPhone camera usually doesn’t show elevation very clearly.

This hike was a 400 ft climb to the top.


Gorgeous!  No pun intended.  Where is this exactly?  


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Elle_Cee said:

Gorgeous!  No pun intended.  Where is this exactly?  

 About 10 miles west of Frenchtown


Pipersville pa


Today’s — not a hike.


Shenandoah National Forest.  Skyline Drive 


No, I don’t own or ride a bike.


Sunset in the ShanandoahValley


New River Gorge, WV. The nation’s newest national park,


Went white water rafting on the New River many years ago. I remember going under that extremely high bridge.  


Our yard, New Jersey 


6/24/21


Frenchtown, but might be Kingwood.


Yesterday’s storm, Manahawken


Bald Pate Mountain, Titusville nj


Another trip to Hacklebarney State Park.
5 miles and 800 ft of climb.


I was beat at the end of the hike.


Rt 78 bridge over the Delaware River.  Easton, Pa.


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Frenchtown, but might be Kingwood.

KingWood is a neighborhood in Frenchtown  


Flowers on the bottom are called Indian Pipes. (Politically incorrect)


I like the two yellow flowers the best


Hope Spontanius is okay, Always enjoy reading her comments.


Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland 



Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Kingwood NJ

 Love these shots as well as the ones of Hacklebarney State Park.


Took a very early neighborhood walk to beat the heat and came upon this nursing scene.


Nice bird and flutterbye pix


Apollo_T said:

Nice bird and flutterbye pix

Thanx. Bird is a Tanager. It took years for me to photograph one. My eyes are not that good and they are slippery buggers. 

The butterfly with the blue is a Pipevine Swallowtail. Same thing. That is the only one I have ever seen. They show up in August so maybe this year.  



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