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Wednesday, 03 March 2004
Pix Of The Day: Cheese Ring & Hamburger Geology
CREDITS: © Charles Winpenny/CornwallCAM.co.uk Clifford Kolber/CKfoto.com
WHERE: Cornwall, England & Utah, USA. WHAT: erosional rock formations.
MAPS: Pool, and Carn Brea detail. Kanab and Utah-Arizona border area.
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Charles Winpenny on CornwallCAM.co.uk has been showing some pictures of his home county under snow. Although snow in the southwest peninsular is not unknown, because of the warm waters from the tail end of the Gulf Stream it is a little unusual. The two left hand pictures in the thumbnail strip show the summit rocks on the small hill of Carn Brea, which rises above the Cornish village of Pool where Charles lives.
In his picture caption, Charles uses the words 'cheese ring', which reminded us of a rock formation sometimes known as the 'Hamburger' that lies in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness on the Utah-Arizona border. To see this formation we visited the 'Coyote Buttes' page on Clifford Kolber's 'Nature's Vision' web site. Access to this land area is limited to ten individual permits per day, a BLM (Bureau of Land Management) policy intended to protect this fragile environment.
We were amused to see in the right hand picture that out in this wilderness, which is usually pictured in its pristine state sans humans, a clique of photographers had forgathered for Clifford's benefit to demonstrate a collective noun.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)