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October 15, 2018
Monday Geology Picture: Botswana Landscape
This week I’m sharing another picture from my recent travels in Botswana. Here’s a lovely landscape view, taken along the road between Gaborone and Jwaneng. There are some beautiful red-colored sedimentary rocks in background. These rocks have weathered to produce the reddish colored soil in the foreground.
September 15, 2014
Monday Geology Picture(s): Cross-Bedding in Ceres, South Africa
Soon, I’ll continue with sharing more pictures from my geological wanderings in Mauritius earlier this year. However, for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I want to share some pictures from my recent visit to the little town of Ceres in the Western Cape of South Africa. Last Friday, I went to Ceres for the day with my husband and two friends visiting from America. Ceres is about an hour and a …
April 14, 2014
Monday Geology Picture: Hermanus Beach Rocks
This past weekend my husband and I and some friends visited the little seaside town of Hermanus, which is located about an hour and a half drive from our home in Cape Town, South Africa. Normally, the weather in April in South Africa is starting to become somewhat cold. However, we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather this past weekend. Thus, we spent plenty of time walking along the seashore and …
June 23, 2011
Geology Word of the Week: D is for Delta
The Nile Delta as seen from Earth orbit. Photo courtesy ofNASA and taken from Wikipedia here. def. Delta:1. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (uppercase Δ, lowercase δ).2. A popular US airline with questionable service (except for those delicious little snacks they serve with your drink), often-delayed flights, and a hilarious in-flight safety video. 3. A triangle-shaped deposit of sediment that forms where a river or stream flows into …