Rivlets

Friends, I like to call this image “rivlets”, i know it isn’t a proper geological term, but it describes what i see.  These little rivlets are not yet rivers, but still display the properties of rivers.  The yellow stream on the left shows a braided formation while the middle shows a more meandering stream.  Both rivlets are washing yellow sediments downhill following the path of least resistance and going around the harder scoria (red) deposits as they are very resistant to erosion by water. The toadstool formations near the top of the image show the results of erosion on layers of  differing densities and hardness.  I love the colorful patterns after a rain or in this case, a snowfall,  melting and running downhill.  til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on March 24, 2012, in Badlands, Geology, Nature and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. loving this series mj!

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