Saturday, October 17, 2009

Can't see the forest for the trees......

I can't tell you how many times I am surprised by new'd think after almost 51 years....

It took a rockhounding foray down the road from where I live to discover some hidden beauty practically right next door. This is literally less than 10 miles from my house. I have lived at this house for over 13 years and had no idea!

My friends and I were looking for quartz crystals, fossils and jasper nuggets. Found a little bit of everything but what we found was something more precious than all of the finds put together!

On the road to the places we looked for the rocks are two bridges that go over creeks that feed into the Skykomish river. They run through lava tubes and over lava rock.

Through time and erosion the water has created some beautiful scenes. Following are some of the pics I took, I hope you enjoy them. :)