I’m not really sure why, but huge rocks dotting an otherwise vacant and flat field really do it for me. That shouldn’t be and doesn’t actually make sense. It’s just that they shouldn’t be here.
They were scooped up some two million years ago and carried by a glacier, which left them here 11,000ish years ago. They’re made of basalt, cooled lava. There are thousands scattered all over the “Waterville Plateau.” Most are smaller than these.
But size is a pretty difficult thing to judge when it comes to anything on a wide open space. So here’s a photo of me standing with the erratics. Now, I’m a pretty short guy, and I’m sort of standing in a bit of a swale, but still, these things are huge.
I can’t say for sure if these are the biggest, but I think they’re the biggest that we’ve seen. Most are around ten feet tall.
This photo was taken with the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye – a camera that has yet to impress me. The film, which does nothing at all for me, was Kodak Pro 400 (PPF-2), which expired in September of 1999. It was the predecessor to Portra 400, another film that doesn’t quite make me happy, but 400 speed film generally doesn’t.
I sound cranky, but I assure you, I’m not.
If you’d like to see a larger version of this one, mosey on over to the flickr page, okay?