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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

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Two years ago today we stopped at Arizona’s Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, which we’d never heard of it till we were in the area.

The oozing, highly textured trunk of an aspen tree (Populus tremuloides) caught my attention there.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Rocks and texture

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Oh give me rocks along with texture
And then I won’t incline to vexture.*

I took both pictures in Glacier National Park, Montana, the first on August 30th and the other the next day.

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* When I searched for vexture in the dictionaries front-ended at OneLook.com, I got asked: “Did you mean: venture, texture, vesture, vecture, vetture, feature, gesture, overture, fixture, lecture, vulture, mixture, verdure, denture, venturi, ventura, aventure, velure, voiture, ventre, esture, vettura, textury, ventuse, textura, vestire, vetere, vettore, vertue?”

No, I really meant vexture. In a separate Internet search I found an instance of someone else using the word: “And curse the mud with vain veritable vexture.”

In any case, each of the links in the OneLook.com response is active, so you can click to pursue as many of the obscure words there as you’d like. I invite you to use some of them in your own communications to see how much esture you can create.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 13, 2017 at 4:51 AM


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If the 18th century had its Enlightenment, in the 21st century I had my enlichenment. More specifically, it came on February 23rd in Great Hills Park as I surveyed some densely covered dead branches on an elbowbush. Here for your delectation are three views of those lichens. The two pictures with dark backgrounds were taken with flash. So was the other one.

Lichen on Dead Branch 6051

Lichen on Dead Elbowbush Branch 6018

Lichen on Dead Elbowbush Branch 6045

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 9, 2016 at 5:01 AM

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