Earlier this year, I discovered a superb geological and photographic blog that I had not encountered before. ‘Written In Stone…seen through my lens’ is by Jack Share, who describes himself as follows:
I was the kid in the Jackson Browne song “in ’65 I was seventeen”, when my educational efforts were directed toward a degree in zoology and a career in the health professions. Years later, the fossils I found as a kid in Central New York led me to paleontology, their evolutionary relationships and to developmental biology. It wasn’t long before I came to appreciate the importance of an education grounded in geology. Former life and former landscapes are indeed inseparable. In this blog I offer an interpretive and photographic perspective of our world, both past and present, and both within my New England home and well beyond.
Jack wrote to me about his two posts on the Great Sand Dunes of Colorado, the first a comprehensive geological review (the ‘the juicy geological details’), the second a photographic essay, ‘Climbing the geology of the dunes.’ I thoroughly recommend a visit to these posts – and to the rest of the blog. Jack has a natural ability to write clearly and informatively but also to make geology fun, and his photographs are great. As a lure, here is a selection (reproduced with his permission).