September 1, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Black Basalt on the Beach, Mauritius

Monday Geology Picture: Black Basalt on the Beach, Mauritius

First of all, my apologies for the long absence from blogging. Work has been extremely busy this year, and for the last 6 weeks I was in the field with very spotty satellite internet connection. However, I’m back in Cape Town now, and September should be a quieter month for me, workwise. So, I’m hopeful that I will have time to catch up on some blogging. One of the things …

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July 21, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks Flanking the Entrance to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Monday Geology Picture(s): Rocks Flanking the Entrance to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

My apologies for the light blogging recently. I was traveling in the US for three weeks, and now I am traveling for work for 6 weeks. I will do my best to blog when I can, but blogging may continue to be light for a little while longer since I’m currently working 12 hour shifts in the field. However, when I return in September I will be taking some time …

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July 1, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): Fossils in the Floor

Monday Geology Picture(s): Fossils in the Floor

My husband and I are travelling in the US at the moment. A little over a week ago we attended an event at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, and I noticed some interesting fossils in some beautiful building stones on the floor of a hallway connecting the center with an adjacent hotel. I snapped a few pictures of the fossils. Can anyone identify them? Does anyone know where the …

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June 9, 2014

Monday Geology Picture(s): More Petrified Wood at Kirstenbosch Gardens

Monday Geology Picture(s): More Petrified Wood at Kirstenbosch Gardens

My apologies again for the light blogging recently. My day job as an industry geologist has been keeping me extremely busy over the past couple of months. However, on Friday my husband and I are to the US for a much-needed three weeks of vacation, including spending time with friends and family whom we see far too rarely. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in a little time for blogging …

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June 2, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Yellowstone Travertine

Monday Geology Picture: Yellowstone Travertine

This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows some lovely travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park. I last visited Yellowstone in 2005– I’ll have to make a trip back there one of these days.

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May 26, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Posing with Petrified Wood in Kirstenbosch Garden

Monday Geology Picture: Posing with Petrified Wood in Kirstenbosch Garden

My apologies that my blogging has been very light over the past few weeks. I didn’t even post my “Monday Geology Picture” these past few weeks! A busy work schedule combined with some family issues meant that something had to go, and unfortunately that something was blogging here on Georneys. Never fear, though! I won’t abandon you! That said, starting in mid-June, I am going to be travelling for ~3 months, …

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April 28, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Table Mountain Silhouette

Monday Geology Picture: Table Mountain Silhouette

I am very fortunate to live in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. One of Cape Town’s best geographical (and geological) features is Table Mountain. I see Table Mountain pretty much every day– I have a nice view of it on my drive to work. For this week’s Monday Geology Picture I’m sharing a beautiful view of Table Mountain. I took this picture from Milnerton Beach during a recent weekend walk.

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April 23, 2014

Sutherland Sky: Part V

Sutherland Sky: Part V

Today I’m continuing with my series of posts about my October 2013 visit to the small town of Sutherland in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Sutherland is home to a South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) research station that contains many telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). You can read Part I of this series here, Part II of this series here, Part III of this series here, and Part IV of this series here. In my last post, …

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April 22, 2014

Sutherland Sky: Part IV

Sutherland Sky: Part IV

Today I’m continuing with my series of posts about my October 2013 visit to the small town of Sutherland in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Sutherland is home to a South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) research station that contains many telescopes, including the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). You can read Part I of this series here, Part II of this series here, and Part III of this series here. Today I’m sharing some pictures of SALT, the most …

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April 21, 2014

Monday Geology Picture: Map Pillow Decor

Monday Geology Picture: Map Pillow Decor

During a shopping trip over the weekend, I acquired a set of lovely pillows with a map of Africa on them for the sofa in our lounge. Geokitteh Zayna heartily approves of the new map pillows. She’s sleeping on one of the map pillows in the above picture. I really enjoy decorating with maps. When we have a house, I plan to frame a few maps to display in various …

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