On Slate Bar

On the north side of the American, between Folsom Prison and the town of Folsom, is a ledge of solid granite called Slate Bar. The ledge permitted only what was called “crevice mining”… and mining was not as extensive as on other bars. In 1850 James Smith built a store on the bar. He built a sawmill the following year… […]

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Rock, Paper, Scissors: This week the topic is Rock Paper Scissors.  Your photos this week can have anything to do with rocks, paper or scissors.  Have tons of fun with this challenge this week.  Use your imagination if you want for this theme.  The thing is to have a lot […]

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It’s called Rock Balancing

After my post one week ago, On the Art of Stacking Rocks, I quickly learned (again thanks to MickETalbot) that there is a very definite and important difference between merely stacking a bunch of rocks one on top of the other and the feat of coaxing one or more rocks to balance harmoniously in gravity defying positions.  If I may quote from his […]

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On the art of stacking rocks

Recently one of my fellow bloggers, MickETalbot, shared an image on his blog of one rock perched precariously atop another and this comment: Apart from my family I don’t personally know of anybody else who plays at rock balancing. None of them, or myself, have managed 3 high, still trying though. I live near and hike a lot in areas with […]

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