3/13/15

concretions

On a recent day trip to the Patea River Dam, I photographed these, um, interesting, formations in the hillsides. My first instinct was to call them 'booby rocks' but I was pretty sure that wasn't  their official name. So, after some research (thanks to Hubby for suggesting search possibilities--he's good like that), I have a name for them:


concretions-nz

  We have seen  them off the northern shore of the South Island (Split Apple Rock):

and at 'Three Sisters' earlier in the year.

So now I can call them by their correct name! The things we learn on the internet.


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17 comments:

Amy Franks said...

oooh very cool, a bit like moeroa

abrianna said...

Wonderful formations.

Linda W. said...

Yep, I took a ton of geology classes in college, so I knew right away what they were. But I like your name better! :)

jandi said...

how fascinating! love this!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Intriguing...

Margaret Adamson said...

Fascinating

Andy said...

This is interesting. Concretions is something that I haven't seen here.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Even knowing the name, as I did, I loved learning how you learned! ...and seeing your photos of course &*> YAM xx

Donna said...

These are really interesting....I like your name for them!

marsha said...

this brings back so many memories of family trips...my dad was a geologist and we would be forever stopping at places to take photos of yet another rock of some kind!!

Salma Saquaf said...

Beautiful!

Lisa said...

Oh, just call it as you see it! Maybe the name should be "concreations"?! In any case, they are fascinating.

Ida said...

Well aren't those interesting. I think that one really did look like (Boobies)!

waldlaeufer68 said...

which sometimes has to offer nature's fascinating, thanks for the show
regards Frank

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I actually sort of like your original name for them better, and am glad to know I'm not the only one who sees what you saw! Also, along that line, I laughed so hard when someone told me what the translation for 'Grand Teton' was.

orvokki said...

Never seen, never hear such a stones like these. Interesting.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Perfect for the challenge. Not only are these great shots, but i have learned a new word :) shots.