Monday, June 13, 2011

Rock Formation

On May 3, 2003 the Old Man of the Mountain tumbled from his perch on the side of Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire. The natural stone formation was and still is the state symbol of the Granite State. We took a trip across the state line to New Hampshire when I was about ten, stayed in a hotel for the first time in my life and the next morning in a pea- soup fog, traveled to the base of the mountain. Dad said, "Look up, it's there". But I never really saw it. A couple of years later, we read The Great Stone Face by Hawthorne in Ms. Storer's eighth grade classroom. These two memories came to mind last week when the ferry ride on the Bay Mist took me to the back side of Cushing Island and the indian head formation seen here. This island is privately owned and part of the City of Portland. Can you see it?

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a head ... reminds of Sphinx !!!

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  2. Of course. It's remarkablehow often rock does fracture in this way, creating human like profiles.

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  3. This place is beautiful, I would like to visit there!
    Léia

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  4. Beautiful rock, and yes, the face!

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  5. Sure can see it Birdman, clear as stone. Impressive!!

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  6. Avery craggy coastline...beautiful!

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  7. The picture immediately makes me think of that phrase "the rockbound coast of Maine." Do you know its origin?

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  8. Not only do I see it but I also see one to the right. The rust colored rock. More of the totem pole eagle but a face none the less.

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  9. i can defenitely see it!
    in gloucester i saw some rocks that looked like giant elephants...

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  10. Just to sit there peacefully would be nice.

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