Yesterday some friends invited me to meet up in Shelburne, MA and visit the Glacial Potholes. I had visited the location a long time ago…read 40+ years…and was happily surprised to see color and patterns which I did not recall. Of course when I did visit there it was a place just to hang out and do some herb before I was a serious photographer.
Today I am sharing a shot of some colorful rocks and a cascade below Salmon Falls, a part of the Deerfield River that was a natural waterfall and a great spot for Native Americans (likely Mohawk and Penobscot tribes) to fish. It has since been reinforced and harnessed for power. I need to return soon for more images of the dam, waterfall, other cascades, and potholes when the snow is gone. This is just a few yards from the Bridge of Flowers so I hope to do a two-fer once spring arrives.
The rock is metamorphic gneiss formed by high temperature and pressure at the convergence of tectonic plates. The gneiss can contain crystals of other rock such as quartz.
Of course as I finally got out to do some photography it started raining shortly after we got there and I did manage more than this one shot which I’ll share in the next day or two. But it was good to meet up with my friends, one purpose of which was so they could give me some sourdough starter. We went to their house a few miles nearby afterward and had sourdough waffles with maple syrup and bacon. All in all a fine morning.