June 23, 2013

Proposed Geomeme: Signposts!

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Me posing with many signposts on Martha's Vineyard in 2008.

This weekend I’m spending some time scheduling some things to autopost here on Georneys while I’m in the field. Due to some delays, I’m not exactly sure when I’ll be leaving. However, sometime in the next couple of weeks I’ll be departing for Alaska for approximately 2 months. I may not have much time for blogging while I’m in the field, but I’ll try to schedule enough things to autopost that my blog readers won’t completely forget me. The “Monday Geology Picture” posts will certainly appear as always.

While I was browsing through some pictures for my weekly picture posts, I ran across a few pictures such as the one above. That is, I ran across pictures of me posing with posts covered with signs indicating the directions and distances to various notable locations. Not always perfectly accurate, these features are mostly tourist attractions, I think. I’m not sure what these features are called– does anyone know if they have a name? Lacking another name, I’ll refer to them as “signposts”.

I always enjoy posing with signposts and make a point of doing so. I think they make for fun pictures. Does anyone else have signpost pictures to share? Let’s make a geomeme of it!