Saturday, August 26, 2006

Just A Stone's Throw

Stone from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Macro.
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"The block of granite, which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong." ~ Thomas Carlyle
The Brooklyn Botanical Garden contains large rocks and boulders that are marked with geological information. Many had unusual coloration and textures and all are intimately intermixed with various local plants along pathways and in the rock gardens. Nyssa says this looks like a metamorphic rock, possibly gneiss, perhaps with flecks of iron (reddish brown color). I Googled it and the parent stone is probably granite. Actually it does look like granite. I love the yellow mixed with the black and iron colors and the granular look. No wonder granite countertops are so beautiful.

Submission for MacroDay topic "stone". (end of post)

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