Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Taking Rocks for Granite

It's hard to forget that the southern end of the Bitterroot Valley sits on the Idaho Batholith.  Everywhere you look, you find granite.

Most of this dark rock is granite that has been weathered and stained.

Where the granite has been disturbed, it's easier to see the grain.

The streambeds contain cobbles of granite, along with other rocks.

Don't anybody ask me for a counter top.


  1. That dark one in the top right looks like my kitchen countertop. Very pretty! Those look like a little boy rock collector's dream rocks!

  2. I was a rockhound as a boy, even though there were no rocks in east Texas, where I grew up. If I had seen rocks like these, I would've stuffed my pockets with so many that my pants would've started to fall down. Now I would be in style.

  3. And now we see where his gangsta roots come from. At least back then, he had rocks dragging them down. Now he just does it to be cool. :)

    You totally beat me to the punch. I was going to light you up about countertop!!.

    You da man.

    By the way, where are you when a brothu' needs to vent?

    By the way, Laurie is picking up where you left off with your comments about the pizza, only she is directing it toward people. You'll have to ask her about it though because I don't use that kind of language.

  4. Again, with my short term memory loss...I have NO idea what this "Dale" person is talking about. What did I say?

    I love these pictures. And the countertop thing busted me up. You knew what we'd all be thinking.