Sunday Stills-Monthly Color Challenge:# Lava

First, let me offer condolences to Terri on the loss of her beloved dog, Aero.  It’s hard to lose a pet whom you have loved for a long time.

Since I don’t have a dog, I will stick with Lava this week.  Terri informs us that she was in Hawaii in 2018, and so were we!  Our paths probably didn’t cross, since we were on a cruise, round-trip from San Francisco with Hillsdale College.  One thing we have in common is that we both visited the erupting Kilauea Volcano.  Our “visit” had an entirely different perspective, however, since we observed the eruption from 1.5 miles off the coast, after dark, on the cruise ship.  These shots are the epitome of “spectacular”, and we were all awestruck at the sight, sound, and smell of the hot lava as it met the sea.

We stayed a little more than an hour off the coast, and were treated to commentary by a naturalist on board.  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience; especially seeing as the volcano stopped erupting about a week later.

On the opposite side of the Big Island, we walked down a beach, made of much older lava rock.

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On our other travels, we have seen different formations of volcanic lava.  This monument is actually solidified lava from a volcanic cone.  The cone itself has disintegrated, leaving the lava inside to crystallize into hexagonal columns.

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Devil’s Tower National Monument, Wyoming

And another manifestation of the same phenomenon is found in California.

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This is the top of Devil’s Postpile National Monument near Mammoth Lakes.  You can see how the tops of the columns show the hexagonal shape.  That “Devil” sure gets around, doesn’t he?

And that’s all for today’s Lava Show.  Have a good week, everyone!

Here’s the Link to Terri’s Original Post for this week.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Stills-Monthly Color Challenge:# Lava

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: #Lava and Memories of a Little Brown Dog – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

  2. Wow, what a cool perspective to see the active lava flow from Kilauea, RB. Love the Devil’s Tower pic (reminds me of the movie Close Encounters). I have been to Mammoth several times but never made it to the top to see the hexagonal shapes of the basalt rocks. Truly amazing! Thank you for your condolences.

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