Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rock Steady

Here are some more images from within the Earth Gallery.

A cave has been added here as well.

And I leave off with a selfie; a camera is set up among a section of displays on metamorphic rocks that allows one to metamorph your face. I'll be leaving those photos for a theme day down the line.


  1. Beautiful rocks and funny selfie :)

  2. To see all that well have you must to take a microscope, right? (Just kidding).


  3. Rocks are beautiful and nice to see you.

  4. Nice continuation of your previous series, William, and nice to see you this way.
    Greetings from the Netherlands, I hope you have a nice Sunday.

  5. that is a No Doubt song? or is it there album name? one or the other??! ha. ha!! have a great day! ( ;

  6. My wife would really enjoy this place! In the past we would bring home rocks from all the different areas we traveled...we still have a few, one very nice quartz that graces our front yard. And I'm quite familiar with rocks myself, having been told by teachers in my younger years that my head was full of them!

  7. Love the close up shots of the rocks on display. You look great! Have a great Sunday!

  8. @Debs: thanks!

    @Tomas: hah!

    @Orvokki: thank you.

    @Jan: thus far it is a nice day.

    @Beth: I don't know who sang it, but there is a song.

    @Hilary: indeed.

    @Lowell: my aunt does the same.


  9. If I was still teaching science I would take my classes to see the samples of rock. So you're having a very fast metamorphosis.

  10. My heart skips a beat seeing a rock and mineral collection. I think it is the thrill of finding something so beautiful in nature.


  11. Beautiful exhibits! But most of all, I love your selfie :-)

  12. one of our daughter's was very interested in all of these items, so we spent a lot of time in museums these sections. nice selfie

  13. When I was growing up in Tucson everyone studied rocks. Arizona has so many beautiful specimens. We could even find great treasures on our many hikes.
    Wonderful post today.

    cheers, parsnip

  14. The white one looks almost like a dove.

    You should have included the weirdest selfie!

  15. I LOVED rocks!!! Unsmiling not so much. (Lol-jesting)

  16. @Red: the only thing is that the theme day is months away- I look forward to the reactions!

    @Janis: I really like the selection here.

    @Tamago: thanks!

    @Janey: my aunt's a nut for rocks and minerals, so she spent a good deal of time in here when she visited.

    @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Revrunner: they are.

    @Norma: I'm saving the weird ones for the Out Of Focus theme day!

    @Eve: It is rare to catch me with a smile!

  17. The first one is really impressive. And it's cool to see you!

  18. Good to see your selfie. The rocks are neat.

  19. The cave is a great idea and I have to agree with Ciel the 'rock' in the first picture is pretty amazing...

  20. I see some amazing rocks in my travels, but never any as fine as museum pieces. If the next to last photo is of a cave, is the last photo of a cave dweller? yeehaw!

  21. so neat! love gems, rocks, crystals.

  22. Beautiful rocks! Unusual selfie.

  23. Metamorph your face? Autocorrect says that isn't a word.

  24. I especially love your first and last photos, William. :)

  25. The Museum of Nature looks like an amazing and interesting place, perhaps a little like the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. It's easy to spend hours looking at gemstones and crystals.

  26. @Ciel: thanks!

    @Whisk: thank you.

    @Tammie: very pretty!

    @Geoff: the cave is cool!

    @Pat: I would have to be.

    @Mari: I enjoy it.

    @RedPat: it is well worth the visit.

    @Tex: I do too.

    @Lois: very unusual.

    @Linda: it's a word now!

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: it would be quite similar to that museum.

  27. It's quite popular to have those selfie machines. They had one at the new Aquatarium in Brockville! We love rocks. My daughter we call Rock Girl (M.Sc in hydrogeology!)

  28. More beautiful rocks! This must be a great place to spend some time!

  29. One of my friends collect rocks like this. He also talks to crowds to explain them.1,2,3 are amazing.