Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Rocks of the North


I'm always amazed by the rugged natural beauty of the  rock walls we pass on our way up north to visit family.  So much so, that hubby suggested I do my mosaic with photos of the rocks and I loved the idea.
This area through Muskoka and beyond is part of the Canadian Shield which is Precambrian rock.  Much of the exposed stone includes pink granite which is seen in the bottom left.
The stone is crushed for roadside use and along wet areas but the most interesting thing to see is the variation of inukshuks that sit atop these tall walls.  I couldn't photograph them since we were whizzing by on the highway but did capture one made with local rocks in a garden.
Thanks Mary (Little Red House) for hosting Mosaic Monday, it's always fun to participate.

26 comments:

  1. I love seeing the rock formations as we drive north. Lovely mosaic.

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  2. Great shots of the rocks. They are an awsome sight as you go north. Hubby had a good idea. Valerie

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  3. I always enjoy seeing the rocks on any drive north, reminds my of how small I am compared to Mother Nature. I hope you had a wonderful time visiting. Have a great week.

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  4. Wonderful photos and some neat scenes of the rocks.

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  5. I agree that the rocks on the Canadian Shield (or whatever they call it now) are beautiful.

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  6. The pink granite fits right in with your blog colors! Beautiful mosaic.

    I think there are enough dandelions around this year to make a necklace or two.

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  7. Hello Judith
    I my self have passed this way many a time.I live in Manitoba, and visit your fine provenance on my way to PEI to visit family.
    I always look up in awe, and wonder how in the world did people get those some times large stone up there to create the inukshuks!
    Intriguing photos.
    Tracy

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  8. Love the inukshuk and I just hate it when I am in the car whizzing past several photo ops!

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  9. Great mosaic! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  10. Gorgeous shots! Always enjoy your mosaics, this one is really neat, love the rock formations!

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  11. That pink granite is striking - so beautiful!

    Amanda

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  12. WOW what beauty .. Happy Monday!
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

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  13. I love looking at rocks too! Great shots!!
    *hugs*deb

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  14. This is a unique composition and so interesting ..I like the inukshuk and the depth of those rocks!

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  15. I love rocks. They can be so very different .. colors, texture. Interesting. Wonderful!

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  16. Hi Judith... Great Mosaic! Last month myhusband and I took a day trip to Eastern Washington and just over the pass are rock faces like this. We stopped to just enjoy them and were surprised to see about 8 rock climbers scaling the side! Quite the view they must have:-)
    Bella

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  17. Great shots and mosaic!
    Happy Mosaic Monday...Luna

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  18. Awesome mosaic!! Yay ..a rock tribute to the north..wonderful!! The rock walls are stunning..fabulous photos Judith!
    Kiki~

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  19. Beautiful mosaic!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. The striations are very interesting to see...great idea for a mosaic!

    We drive through the mountains when we go south to FL for the winter & see some very similar walls of rock. I am always in awe of the power it took to cut the road through them.

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  21. My favorite is the stacked rocks - that always interesting to me! I wasn't sure if that was REALLY pink or just the color from your blog!!!??? Great job.

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  22. Wonderful mosaic. I love the rock formations near us - you can read the history on the walls.
    Happy week to you and yours, Judith!

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  23. Who would think that there is beauty in rocks, but you found it and shared it with the rest of us, I will look at rocks much differently. That is what I enjoy about mosaic Monday is that everyone has such a different perspective and we all get to see it. Beautiful post.

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  24. Ontario rock is soooooo different from BC rock. Is there anything like the limestone around Kingston? Not out here.
    I enjoyed your mosaic.

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  25. Wow - even rocks can be beautiful, when we take the time to really look at them. I like how the green of the grass and blue of the sky added color that enhanced the pink in the rocks.

    Valerie @
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  26. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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