Spring Cleaning

Spring Flowers

Well spring is sprung, the clocks are forward and 6am no longer feels like an unworldly time to get up. I’m back from holiday and spent  (a not inconsiderable amount of) time learning the correct usage of the word ‘offing‘. These are the things you do when getting soaked and wind blown somewhere on the Isle of Skye.

The archive of this blog stretches back to June 2009, and the hidden archive (from Endless Possibilities v2.0 and 1.0 stretches back further, mid-2008), which began summer 2008 if I recall correctly.  In any case, the times are a-changing so it’s time for a new name and a new template. The last template was fairly hideous. The URL remains the same because that makes things easier.

With a blogging history back so long, the term ‘unconformity’ seems more than appropriate. Cliffnotes tell me that:

An unconformity is a contact between two rock units in which the upper unit is usually much younger than the lower unit.

–http://www.cliffsnotes.com/study-guides/geology/geologic-structures/unconformities (date accessed 300316)

I never did geology hence the Cliffsnotes version. So this is the new on top of the old. And I can pose a more geological puzzle with this next photo:

What am I?

This is a currently unknown mineral sample from the Isle of Skye. At such time as I can bare to break a wee bit off, I’ll get it analysed. For scale, this lump of rick is about 4 cm by 2.5 cm by 5cm, 1 cm deep. The crystals are pale beige lustrous plates, largest being around 7 x 7 x 1.5 mm.

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