A sculpture made of nearly petrified wood
A formerly drab utility box is now a perfectly designed bit of subliminal inspiration. Perfect for Montana, in any case.
History Rock, in Hyalite Canyon, south of Bozeman, Montana
Location: This Weekly Gem is located in Desert Ridge, AZ (see the Clue Me! Map ). There are plenty of saguaro in the Sonoran Desert, but how often do you find one with such character? This...
This design is so strong and stable that only one pin is used where the arms meet to hold the bridge together.
The team happened upon a bluff, now known as Clark’s Lookout.
Cleopatra Terrace is a place that causes you to stop. Which is great, because then you have a chance to notice the details.
No matter how different we may seem, we’re all in the same boat.
“Rice” is one of six murals painted on the conservatory walls at the Botanic Garden.
See the gnarled rock on top? That’s where the ground used to be.
The intersection of three remarkably coincidental lava flows and the Pacific Ocean.
This stretch of beach becomes a percussion instrument accompanying the pounding surf.
Keep your eyes peeled. You never know when you'll come across one (or two) outstanding view(s)!
A dramatic illustration of how much shifting can take place during an earthquake.
"La Porte de l’Enfer" (the Gate of Hell).
Two rivers created the palisades, one slow, one fast.
Performing an endless melody chosen by the wind.
"Hear the Falls of Minnehaha; Calling to me from a distance!" ~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Winter in Minnesota can sometimes feel very looooooooooooong. Let's talk flowers.
One wonders who first determined you could remove the neurotoxin, making parts of the deadly tree edible.
If you step into the ditch right here, you're standing exactly where every wagon that used this pass, passed. Not to mention, the pony express ponies.
Even the sand is hypnotic.
Come close, take a look, and gain inspiration from the strength to slowly and patiently split the rock.
Swede Hollow Park, where a town hid inside a city for 100 years!
Fort Falls waterfall.
The Boise Greenbelt, proof that a horrible mess need not be permanent.
Abuzz with spring
A nice view of the Missouri River, flowing through a section that is only slightly downhill on the Nebraska / South Dakota border.
Arctic tundra ... in West Virginia?
Bessie and Vickie have a lot to share about art, and about nature.
The Susquehanna River headwaters lead to a new take on the theory of relativity! Time to read on!
A very pleasant waterfall in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
Really groovy trees in San Francisco.
The Roe River, 201 feet in length
The hidden cat, and other details of the 'hidden garden' steps.
The upper end of the 'hidden garden' steps in San Francisco
Location: The Hundertwasser House is in Vienna, Austria, at the intersection of man and nature.
The Devils Backbone, rocks that have a 450 million year history, and were old when the Pangaea supercontinent was still together.
Green sea turtles swim 1300 miles on an empty stomach, do their business, and then swim home
Lost lake is what remains after a tremendous water flow scoured and abraded, and then dried up.
On Lake Superior, weather over there can get you wet over here.
An unusually lovely tree
A beautiful river leading to (and from) a beautiful waterfall. And the geology is so interesting.
Some 'out of this world' geology.
This is what happens when you mix lava, ocean, and time.
Walking 'around' Segovia is easier than you might expect.
This section of the Beaverhead River has the most 'animal' rock formations of any place on earth. The designation is unofficial, but we stand by it until proven otherwise.