Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Geology of the National Parks in Pictures - Yellowstone

You can find more Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures as well as my Geological State Symbols Across America series at my website Dinojim.com.


View of my father back in 1997 and me in 2010 during an Old Faithful eruption.

Along the geyser hike looking back towards Old Faithful along Firehole River.

Rainbow with eruption. I'm pretty sure this is Old Faithful erupting but there was another nearby geyser erupting about the same time, so I am not positive.

Lovely algae cover on the water.

Some more hot springs.

My wife and recently born child doing the geyser hike near old faithful.

Stopped to take a geology geek picture of the Continental Divide. However, I think the water ended up going in the same direction, so I think the sign is a bit off.

Panorama of Yellowstone Lake with some hot springs in the front.

Another view of Yellowstone Lake with the wife in the middle.

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Some formations near the Mammoth Hot Springs section of the park.

More formations near Mammoth Hot Springs.

 A buffalo was blocking traffic so I wanted to put together a slide show of him walking passed the car.

You can see the rest of the National Park Pictures at my website.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Drunk on Geology - Earthquake

This is an extension of my Geology in Pop Culture section extending into geologically related alcohol bottles. 

I have been wanting to do this series of posts for a while now but my recent discovery of a wine called "Earthquake" pushed me over the edge. I just had to buy it. I am someone who isn't a big drinker, however I do occasionally like a beer or a glass of wine, but I love liquor bottles and I am willing to spend some money to put cool bottles on my bar. (Lucky for me my wife is willing to try a majority of them.)

This wine bottle design is awesome. I love the seismograph that crosses the main image as "torn" look of the label. The best part about the Earthquake wine is the top of the bottle. They put the seismograph symbol on the top if the cork. Unfortunately that gets destroyed when you open the bottle. It would have been cool if the cork had it as well.