|This is the rock...let's see what we can find out about it.|
|And, the setting, the lovely west side of The Pinnacles National Park.|
|Some variety of Sedum aka "stonecrop".....likes to grow directly on rocks.|
|What do you notice first?|
Then you might notice that this rock is mighty white and covered with plants like lichen and moss.
|Irregular cracks and fissures.|
|Small crystals show in the hand lens and macro mode photo.|
Here's mention of volcanic tuff from the Geology Cafe Pinnacles fieldtrip; perhaps my rock is tuff???? Can I find out about it's composition?
|Mosses and vascular plants find homes on this rock and speed the breakdown started by lichens.|
|On to the Balconies|
Here's more about Pinnacles National Park.
And the GeoCafe Pinnacles FieldTrip.