Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quarry

Q is for Quarry, and the Quest therefor. This place where Earth's bones were torn from their long home almost a century and a half ago, yet the rock has still not healed. Exposed sandstone reveals the spot; occasional marks of the tools used so long ago. A steep climb, tough to imagine men working here in those early days.

Nearby, the rocks are cloaked with lichens, proof of their undisturbance. They watched as George Morrison "settled" this place, using its native rock to grow buildings. Some remain today; some do not.

But the view goes on.

More Qs at ABC Wednesday; we are joining mid-alphabet.

13 comments:

richies said...

cool "Q" post.

An Arkie's Musings

deslilas said...

Fine pic.
Quarry is so close to our name "carrière".

Lily Hydrangea said...

great idea for Q. & awesome landscape as well. It must be wonderful to be so close to such beauty.

Liz said...

A sad image of what man leaves behind.

Reader Wil said...

Quarry is a very good word for Q !

ChrissyM said...

Awesome post

Powell River Books said...

The quarry rock photos are very nice. I enjoyed looking some of your other posts. It looks like high desert. I have a friend that calls the desert "naked geology." It has a beauty of its own. I invite you to come take a ride on my quad into the Powell River, BC, back country. - Margy

Pretty Me!! said...

interesting post !!! thanks for sharing :)

earthlingorgeous said...

I am such not a fan of quarrying they destroy the mountains and the beautiful nature. But I admire those who are doing the quest it such a hard work. Q is such difficult letter.

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Life with Kaishon said...

I never thought of quarry for Q. Very good! Great pictures as well. Thanks for sharing this week. Hope you are having a lovely one! God bless.

Dave Coulter said...

Quite qool! :)

SLW said...

Thanks to you all for visiting my first ABC Wednesday! I'm enjoying checking out everyone's Q posts as well.

CherryPie said...

Nice photos, what a good idea for Q!