July 14th, 2010

muir woods stream

within -



 "The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us, thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing."


-- John Muir
mt. tam fire lookout

Serpentine -

 

Serpentine is the CA. state rock, a lovely green, slippery rock that yes, sometimes reveals lines of white, asbestos.  I used to be a docent for Ring Mountain and we learned about the rocks from Salem Rice.  He joked way back then about the clamor over asbestos.  Certainly it causes no problems when encased in a rock, but it seems we can't let sleeping rocks lie.   

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/us/14rock.html?_r=1&th&emc=th