Thursday, August 27, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #7 ~ subtlety

Tow Hill is the remnents of an ancient volcano that erupted at the edge of the sea, was cooled by the sea and then eroded by the sea and glacial action. What is left on the north side is the basalt columns of the core of the volcano. It is 300' above sealevel which isn't that high but when it is the only bump on the landscape it seems high.
The view from the top is amazing and today as I head for home the sea and the sky and the sun were working at being one. I love the look of mercury!
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21 comments:

Martha Z said...

Love these, yes, liquid mercury is an apt description.

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful, and I love reading the history of the land in the artifacts left behind, like that cliff... Wonderful!
p.s. I see you're a Philip Glass fan, too. A glass of wine, some Glass music, and a view like that be heaven!

Janie said...

Beautiful basalt columns. They seem to have greenery growing out of them.
Love the silver sea and clouds. Great captures.

Rob Inukshuk said...

So very interesting to read about the geological history of where tou live. And to see your wonderful shots. That one of the sky,sea and sun is dreamy.

Cedar ... said...

I always find geology fascinating. And that view.... perfect!

Annie said...

Interestingly different skies...ours have been clear and blue blue blue...we have even had some hot summer days and it isn't even Spring here in Australia yet!

J Bar said...

Great greys.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Gaelyn said...

Carolyn, these are gorgeous. Makes me long for the steely grays of the NW. It's like a soft blanket covers the landscape. Great captures.

luna miranda said...

stunning photos...love the mood of these photos, especially the one with silvery water.

Dirk said...

Amazing shots, thanks for sharing.

Gennasus said...

Beautiful scenes, especially the second one.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful view, what am amazing place to sit and enjoy. Thank you for sharing with us all in sky watch friday.

Regina said...

Great views and skies!

ms toast burner said...

Beautiful photos, Carolyn. The view for the top Tow Hill is spectacular!

texasnascarcowgirl said...

oh my, I could sit where you are and watch forever. beautiful.

VioletSky said...

Stunning view.

B&W shots are so nice for sublety - this saved you the trouble of converting.

Vagabonde said...

What superb photos, and no one in sight. Such a beautiful and peaceful view.

Tammie Lee said...

Carolyn,
These are both quite stunning with their beauty.
Spirithelpers

Linda said...

Beautiful tones in these photos. The cliffs are really stunning. And all those washed-up tree trunks on the shore line - that's one of the features of BC for me. We just don't get that here.

Tom said...

I missed out Sky Watch tis week becuase of time... but I at least still et to se others.. I tinktat ill mould be a great place to spend time.

Tom

Rinkly Rimes said...

Grey is a wonderful colour and you've captured it so well.

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