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Hard Rock Shoreline – Elliot Lake

Hard Rock Shoreline 1

 Canadian Shield – 

exposed continental crust

taking in the rays –

lichen tattooed hard rocks chill,

wetting toes waiting for Eons, …….




Hard Rock Shoreline 2

Archean and Proterozoic   – collaged eons

extend to the shoreline,


fractured edges,

Central Ontario

reaching upward


Eternal North’s white ice-dream,

Midnight sun

hangs in stillness,

Aurora Borealis swims by

The Arctic Archipelago,

Wings wide over waves fly,

migrating memories

form communities,


in the tall Green Wood,


 – Westerly, currents dance


Northwest Territories.

Some say

Bouclier Canadien,


the oldest rocks on Earth

skip across time

possibly,…… by more than 4 billion years.


Hard Rock Shoreline 3


11 responses

  1. Very Interesting indeed, great pics as well . Do keep reading to be swept off to lands unknown and

    August 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks. You have posted some very eye catching shots of the Sarus cranes.

      August 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      • thanks for your encouraging comments. These cranes are remarkable indeed.

        August 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm

  2. You make us really see this!

    August 25, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks very much. Once you head north of Toronto & Barrie and get into Muskoka cottage country the rock starts making its presence known. By the time you get to our area above Lake Huron the rock becomes a prominent feature of the everyday landscape . There a few homes in our community where the rock is either part of the property or literally intrudes into the house. There are also a number of slab homes . They have a poured concrete slab foundation with no basement because of rock. The building isn’t going anywhere, but that is The Canadian Shield below your feet. 😀

      August 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

  3. Thanks for the added information. We have nothing like that here on our coast – all either black clay dirt or the sandy beach. Interesting that the house would become part of the rock or the other way around.

    August 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  4. leecleland

    And we are but limpets here for a short time

    August 25, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    • elmediat

      Yes. I think one of the things that has shaped the Canadian character is the geography. The land and the isolation creates a more humbled sense of one’s place in the universe. It also creates a greater sense of mutual support & community. The Canadian psyche does not run to to rugged individualists , but to team/group endeavours . That might explain in part our fixation with hockey. 😀

      August 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      • leecleland

        chuckle, chuckle to the reference about hockey 🙂

        August 26, 2015 at 7:08 am

  5. You talk to the geologist in me. I love rocks.

    August 25, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks. Glad to help you keep on rockin’. 🙂

      August 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

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