Maybe the morning sun was a bit much for these three beauties, but I'm trying to catch up here. And I kept forgetting to take my camera out with me to take a river shot. The Wee C's preschool class took a field trip in May to the Morefield Gem Mine, but she missed it because she was sick. Her friends and teachers didn't make her go home empty-handed, however, and shared these finds with her.
I took "Rocks for Jocks" in my first semester of college and found myself rather enraptured. Suddenly plotting a major, I registered for calculus the next session and promptly earned the first (and only, actually) failing grade of my academic career. Math from another planet, as far as I was concerned, damn it. I still enjoyed oceanography with the brilliant Orrin Pilkey sometime later in my liberal-arts smorgasbord, and remain fascinated with this planet, even as we treat it with utter disrespect ~