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Old 07-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #1361
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I always find it interesting to discover the geology in the places I live. Even though I am not a geologist, I still understand enough to see and know why certain things are the way they are. Like the horizontal lines on our mountains...they are the shorelines from when our valley was a glacial lake.
Whenever I travel, I always bring rocks from other places and deposit them, just to throw off future geologists.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:00 PM   #1362
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I always find it interesting to discover the geology in the places I live. Even though I am not a geologist, I still understand enough to see and know why certain things are the way they are. Like the horizontal lines on our mountains...they are the shorelines from when our valley was a glacial lake.
Yes, the shorelines are so clearly defined on Topa Topa mountian where my petrified sea shell was collected. I can see it from my back porch and it never fails to wow me.

Images of the Ojai Topa Topa Mountains
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:04 PM   #1363
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Whenever I travel, I always bring rocks from other places and deposit them, just to throw off future geologists.
Good point Tatt, and I do the same.
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Good point Tatt, and I do the same.
DH says you're the reason why we're now in the anthropocene era: http://www.anthropocene.info/
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:02 PM   #1365
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DH says you're the reason why we're now in the anthropocene era: Welcome to the Anthropocene
He's part of the reason with his rock garden too.

Seriously, that's a fascinating website and I watched all the videos. I'm also passing it on.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:15 PM   #1366
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Whenever I travel, I always bring rocks from other places and deposit them, just to throw off future geologists.
Oh you are mean!!!

Nothing like a geologist trying to figure out how an erratic got where it is.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:20 PM   #1367
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Yes, the shorelines are so clearly defined on Topa Topa mountian where my petrified sea shell was collected. I can see it from my back porch and it never fails to wow me.

Images of the Ojai Topa Topa Mountains
Kayelle, I beg to differ. Your mountain lines are actual layers of the sea bed, hence sedimentary rock, they were under the water. Our lines are the levels of the lake at different time periods.

In order for me to see the lake bed, like you can see the sea bed, I would have to drill down or dig. I would love to take a crawl over your mountains.
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Well, it sounded right to me but what do I know? I'd love to have you come crawl through these mountains PF. I could wave and take pictures from down here and you could have a bed and and a good meal with us.
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Kay...loved the pics of the Topa Topas, thanks for sharing! I didn't know you were that close. How awesome to be able to see it from your property. I have cousins in Ojai and loved going to their ranch, haven't been there in about 10 years. Beautiful area!

Yes, those are sedimentary formations. We have tons of them here - it's so fascinating seeing the layers of different periods in time when the ocean actually flowed through the desert here. I love geology! Rocks...love them. My front yard is desert landscaping - rock gardens and conifers. Low maintenance.
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GG...thank you for that link! Saved, and will most definitely read.
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