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Bill Richards's Snapshots

  1. Pillow

    Snapshot Title: Pillow
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Pillow Lava - Columbia Plateau Flood Basalt Flow
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Pillows with outer skin of palagonized volcanic glass.
    Note pencil marked in cm for scale



  2. A.

    Snapshot Title: A.
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Point Loma
    Image Owner: Jane Stammer



    Description:

    What is depicted that provides evidence of the direction of fault movement?



  3. Graded Bedding

    Snapshot Title: Graded Bedding
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Quaternary Roadcut
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Note the large gravel at bottom grading upwards into smaller sizes.



  4. Imbricated Clasts

    Snapshot Title: Imbricated Clasts
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Quaternary Roadcut
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    The clasts (gravel) show imbrication that implies a flow direction from left to right in the picture...



  5. Cross-bedded Sandstone

    Snapshot Title: Cross-bedded Sandstone
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Gar Ridge Dinosaur Quarry
    Image Owner: Dinodig Wyoming



    Description:

    Cross-bedded, apparently friable, sandstone beneath a cap of a less friable rock.



  6. Pillow Lava

    Snapshot Title: Pillow Lava
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Dry Falls, WA
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Structures know as "pillows" represent that this portion of th elava flow encountered water (or mud). Can you find other pillow structures nearby?



  7. Lava Tube

    Snapshot Title: Lava Tube
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Dry Falls, WA
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Small cave formed when the lava tube emptied after the flow eruption.



  8. Cave

    Snapshot Title: Cave
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Dry Falls 01, Washington
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Another "cave"/tunnel.



  9. Cave

    Snapshot Title: Cave
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Dry Falls 01, Washington
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Potential native American dwelling site.



  10. Pillow Lavas

    Snapshot Title: Pillow Lavas
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: Dry Falls 01, Washington
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    These shapes represent "pillow lava". Indicating this portion of the lava flow encountered water (or mud) while still molten.



  11. Seed's Inc.

    Snapshot Title: Seed's Inc.
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Seed's Inc.'s grain elevator near Cd'A Casino



  12. Neighbor's backyard

    Snapshot Title: Neighbor's backyard
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    An alpaca barn and "stretch-limo" van in the neighbor's backyard.



  13. Elk Ranch

    Snapshot Title: Elk Ranch
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Elk Ranch on HWY 95. Some cow elk are calving at about this time.



  14. Gas extraction

    Snapshot Title: Gas extraction
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Methane extraction point at the Kootenai County Landfill



  15. Kootenai County Landfill

    Snapshot Title: Kootenai County Landfill
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Operations at the Kootenai County Landfill. Notice how each truckload of refuse is covered with dirt as soon as possible.



  16. War Path Fireworks

    Snapshot Title: War Path Fireworks
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe's fireworks stand at Elder Rd. A long-standing local tradition. Notice the giant LED billboard.



  17. Bluegrass-seed fields

    Snapshot Title: Bluegrass-seed fields
    Taken by: Bill Richards

    Image: View from My Porch - first test
    Image Owner: Bill Richards



    Description:

    Windrows of freshly harvested bluegrass begin drying prior to seed harvest.