Like a moth

Surely you all have heard the saying “just like a moth is drawn to a flame”? Well, in my case, that is how I feel about being drawn to the grasslands. If you remember the last post/outing I shared, we had reached the creek. Of course, looking down the creek I was drawn to explore that area further.

First stop was where we left off in the last outing, at the creek crossing. This nodule appears to have dripped while forming!

Then I noticed these little guys. They are about three to four centimeter (1.5 inch) high and hollow. So I had missed them the first time. A case can be made that repeated visits are needed at any one spot LOL.

A wide view of the side.

These nodules were lying flat on the ground covered with an algae. Sorta looked like doo-doo I thought.

Here is the scene we were drawn towards. It was steep drop at this point. Thus we would need another path to find our way down.

As we were hunting for a way down and still on top, this awesome curved rock was at the base of the drop. Previously, we could not see it until we had moved further along the edge.

We found the way down! Here is a view looking back to drop.

As always, the roots along the bank have such wonderful shapes!

The liverwort and the bank beckoned us to search the area thoroughly. In fact, we spent an hour or so in this one area. More on our finds tomorrow!

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


  1. Is this the ravine we started exploring with Michael? That you felt a need to find an excuse to visit often made me smile. No need!

  2. You do find some really cool places. So much wonder!
    The third photo makes me think of an abstract piece of art and I actually like it (not a fan of abstract usually). I could see it framed on a wall as a large painting. The size is deceiving. If not for the leaves on the left, that could be a very large wall and should have pictographs on it.

    1. Thanks! Wouldn’t it be fun to find pictographs. I wonder and would bet there is too much erosion unlike the dry southwest. Just a thought.

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