Basalt Cobblestone Quarry

An old quarry that was used in the early 1900’s for paving stones for much of Portland, Oregon roads. It is now the site of the National Wildlife Refuge in Ridgefield, Washington. The stones mined from the quarry date back to the Miocene (23 million years to 5.3 million years) up through the Pliocene age (5.3 million to 2.6 years).

I am assuming from this picture (which I took) that the remaining basalt stone is beneath the dunes and ridges of this landscape. Jon and I went out there today but it is the migrating season so we were not allowed out of our cars to take pictures except from this entrance point. I am glad this area is no longer a quarry but a wildlife refuge.

More Information:

Clark County

Lyn Topinka

 

 

Wind and Rain

The weather has definitely decided to switch to winter mode. Our daily morning walk now includes extra layers, a scarf and a hat. Not into mitten weather yet but it’s coming. Buddy is spending a lot more time indoors. Smart cat.

I have a booth at a bazaar event this Saturday at a local high school. Hopefully I will have better success selling books and t- shirts than I had at the County fair. Hope, hope. Sometime today I will find out if I can sell at the Farmer’s Market Holiday Bazaar over the Thanksgiving weekend. If not I only have one other event to sell at so far. Need to put on my Marketing Shoes and be a little more proactive at this selling stuff!

Update Already! I passed the jury for the Holiday Market! Wow. I am so excited. I am trying to have my second puzzle book done for that! Really need to get seriously working now.

 

 

 

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save