greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Addendum: From the Storm

A hard rain, here in Providence, as Hanna bears down on us. I don't really expect we'll lose power or anything of that sort. But we do have a tropical storm warning, a flash flood advisory, and so forth. Anyway, I thought I'd post some photos from our trip down to Beavertail on Thursday:

The "fairy trail" leading to the rocks and the shore (view to the north).

Lions Head Chasm, into which I almost fell. View to the northeast. Note the fisherman (upper, center) for scale. Exposed in the cross-section are interstratified beds of the Cambro-Ordovician Fort Burnside and Jamestown formations.

An Upland Sandpiper (Bartamia longicauda).

View along the chasm, back to the west. The tide was rising.

View from inside the chasm, near its opening to the sea, looking towards the northwest. Note the high-tide line marked by seaweed.

Lichen growing among veins of calcite.

More lichen.

View back to the south, towards Beavertail Point and the lighthouse, just before dark.

All photographs Copyright © 2008 by Kathryn A. Pollnac.

Tags: rhode island, the sea, weather

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