Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cool Clear Water

Our campground in southern Indiana bordered
beautiful Hunter's Creek.

The creek is so clear

that you can see the minnows and this crawdad quite clearly.

 The creek and the surrounding area is filled with geodes

    Geodes are rocks that are plain on the outside but can have beautiful crystals on the inside.
In the Greek language, geode means "shape of the earth",
and geodes are round or oblong like an egg.
They can be a couple inches or several feet in size. 

Some geodes I collected.

Two that are broken open, revealing the crystals inside.

I also found these Indian beads
which are fossilized fragments of ancient sea plants.
Not only was it refreshing to wade in the creek on a hot day, 
but rewarding as well.

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