Monday, March 05, 2007

zzyzx

I took a geology course at the desert studies center that now occupies the old resort at zzyzx springs. I am sad/happy to say that I could've, and about half the time actually did, teach the class.

I've decided that someone should start "swinging photos dot com" where one takes photos of one's feet while swinging, with an interesting background. It's quite tricky to do!

Looking at the dunes across soda lake in the mojave desert through the old window frames surrounding the remains of the pool house at zzyzx.

I collected only one rock - the only thing on the trip that was actually new to me. This is a pretty awesome example of pegmatitic hornblende forming in what appears to be diorite melt pods within a large intrusive body. Melt pods is the scientific language... I swear!

This is a sign near California City on 58, I have meant to photograph it many a time, but never seem to pass by when there is daylight. The more I look at it, the more I read something other than "cafe" - can you see what I see???

4 comments:

Heather said...

Maybe they're trying to tell us there are a lot of fat lazy people around? Specifically right there down in the grass at a 30 degree angle. That's what I read.

Bek said...

That's a pretty rocking sign ;)

gnat said...

ha! isn't it though?!!?!!

Pringles said...

I have been driving past that sign for over 20 years, and about that long ago, there was a building there. I have wanted to "explore" around that area many times, but never had time. I don't know if you can get to the site or not - isn't there an exit to the east? - but it is YELLING for someone to check it out. Let us know what you find.