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  •  I'm so glad you went back there. (12+ / 0-)

    More pictures, from different viewpoints, and the seasonal colors. What a beautiful and interesting place. Thanks for the many pics.

    Nice commentary too, little hints of your day. Like LB checking all the pools :)

    The rock quarry pool is fascinating. For one thing, the comparison between the rounded erosion shaped rock and the sharp edged quarried stone. A real indication how long it takes to create those smooth curved forms.

    Also the pool itself. Most divers I meet who come from the interior talk about diving quarries (a question I'd ask since I wondered where they dived being so far from the ocean) and I never had a good sense about what that meant. Now looking at your pics I can imagine jumping in and swimming around down below the surface of one, a fair bit of room both across and down I guess, though I don't know how deep this pool was. They always mentioned how cold  it is diving in quarries. They've also said there's no life to speak of below the surface, so it's nice to hear you say it's an oasis for ducks and other wildlife in the surrounding area, a reliable source of water.

    Sunny and clear in the Pacific NW today, and calm, after yesterday's wind in the 20s, gusting 30s. It got chilly last night but we didn't get the frost they were saying we might. Worried about that, I brought in a whole lot more pears, the last artichoke, the last raspberries, and wrapped my dwarf lime tree with remay. I want to see how long I can leave it outside this fall, I think it's healthier for it than in the greenhouse where it gets infested with scale bugs. The books say it can handle upper 20s.

    Thanks for this lovely bucket, and I look forward to your report on the other place you visited.

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