Friday, February 13, 2015
...Hundreds of millions of years ago, in Connecticut
I saw this picture from the above article, and immediately recognized those rocks. They look just like the ones at the sides of Ragged Mountain in Southington, CT, one of my favorite escapes while at the Upstate Normal School.
Also, listen to this (from an influential 1966 paper on Plate Tectonics by Prof. J.T. Wilson): "New England is divided by a major fault zone into two provinces underlain by quite different rock formations. Of the few occurrences of the Lower Paleozoic faunas, all those with European affinities lie to the east of the fault zone; all those typical of North America to the west." This is a clear, scientific explanation for the sharp divide between Red Sox and Yankee fans.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
Just came in from shoveling a path to the side yard, so that I could refill the Bird Feeder. Had lots of anxious little birdies trying to get that last seed or two from the very bottom of the feeder. Not quite as bad as the famous Midwestern storms where you had to have a guide rope from the House to the Barn, so you wouldn't get lost on the way to feeding the Livestock. But, it's still coming down, and it could end up being as much snow as last week's Blizzard.
People from Alaska are complaining that they have no snow. They're welcome to come here and take as much of our snow as they'd like. Just as long as they leave us enough for some X-Country skiing.