“Ancient Bubbles” – Bay Lake, Bancroft

“Ancient Bubbles” - Bay Lake, Bancroft

“These rocks are too heavy, can’t carry them any more,
don’t know why I ever picked them up before,
going to have to put them down where they don’t belong,
’cause I can’t get them back to where they came from.

These rocks belong to no one, except history.
Somewhere between the desert and the rolling sea,
or maybe up in the mountains blue and tall,
I picked them but now I’m going to let them fall.”
― Jay Woodman

Today’s image is a bit unusual for me but I could not resist the interesting texture of these bubble sin ancient Canadian Shield basalt. This means that the bubbles are in rock that is billions of years old, some of the oldest rock on earth is found in this area.

I came across them by chance when I walked down to the shores of Bay Lake, looking for a place to swim. Along this shore, the entire rock shelf is filled with these bubbles, most of them several inches across. The rock itself is gray and the pink colour is caused by algae which grows in the bubbles when they fill with rain water.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 200 mm
1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

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