May 8, 2017

Monday Geology Picture: Sandstone Rock Art

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Rock art and sandstone bedding in the Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

First and foremost, I must apologize for the long gap in my blogging. I started the year with great intentions to revive this blog with my monthly science book posts… and then I didn’t post for several months! However, I think I have a good excuse: in January I found out that I am pregnant. Unfortunately, I have been suffering from an extreme form of morning sickness. I’ve been really, really ill for months. So, it was all I could do to keep up with my day job… let alone make time for blogging and other hobbies! I didn’t see my friends for weeks. I was even too sick to even do much reading, which obviously impacted my good intentions of reading more science books this year!

However, I am finally starting to feel a little better… so, I’d like to make another attempt to revive my blogging! I’ll start with my weekly “Monday Geology Picture” posts, and I’ll post a (very belated) review of my February Science Book (sometime before the end of May) and then will pick out a new science book to read for the month of June. Last but not least, I’ll share some geology pictures from a couple of recent vacations, including to incredible RĂ©union Island. So, stay tuned!

For today, however, I thought I would share a picture of some rock art on a lovely sandstone outcrop. I like how you can see some bedding in the sandstone behind the artwork. I took this picture last October, when my husband and I visited the Sevilla Rock Art Trail as part of a weekend trip to the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. We visited the Cedeberg, one of our favorite places in the world, to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. I previously posted some pictures of this rock art trail several years ago… perhaps I’ll put up a few more from this more recent trip when I have a chance. If you ever find yourself in the Cederberg, I definitely recommend a visit to the trail!