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Split Rock at The New York Botanical Garden

Split Rock Front
All Photos By Gail

At the end of the Ice Age, the last ice sheet began to melt back from the New York City region about 14,000 years ago, leaving behind a layer of clays, sands and pebbles, as well boulders known a glacial erratics. Glacial Erratics are made up of rock materials not generally found in their immediate surroundings.

Split Rock Right 2

Split Rock Installation View

This large boulder, found in the Native Plant Garden at the New York (Bronx) Botanical Garden — known as Split Rock — is a glacial erratic.

Split Rock Right

Split Rock is composed of Yonkers gneiss, which is different from the local bedrock. The split in this boulder was likely caused by an ancient freezing and thawing cycle thousands of years ago.

Split Rock Detail

Photographed on New Year’s Day, 2020!

Split Rock Left

Update August 15th, 2020: We just got home from visiting the NYBG, which has recently reopened after being closed since March due the Covid 19 Pandemic. It was great to be back! I snapped a couple of new photos for this post which show the Split Rock amid the summer flora! Enjoy!

split rock summer 2020 photo by gail worley
split rock with visitor photo by gail worley
My Friend, Kat, Waving Hello!
split rock summer 2020 photo by gail worley

Video Clip of the Week: “Snakedog” By Together Pangea

Do you like to Rock? I sure do. But most of the music I hear these days, it just does not Rock. So, I am very excited to post this rocking new video by LA-based rock band Together Pangea, which is for their fun song called “Snakedog.” I like it! It’s super old school in a Rock-meets-Punk sort of way and, to me, sounds totally original despite reminding me of an ancient LA Punk band from the late 70s called The Flyboys, that no one remembers. Also, don’t tell me you don’t hear a little “Free Bird” in there, because you do. Snake Dog! Download“Snakedog” for Free at This Link, and enjoy The Rockingness!

Together Pangea Snakedog

Tiny Heart Shaped Rock

Heart Shaped Rock
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Happy Valentines Day! I will “celebrate” this day by posting pictures of Heart-Shaped Things!

Punky Meadows and Ace Frehley Action Figures

Ace Frehley and Punky Meadows Dolls

Judging from the date stamp on the above photo (origin unknown), this image comes from to us from several years in the future! In this photo, we see two “Action Figures,” as they are known, created in the likenesses of Ace Frehley of Kiss and Punky Meadows of Angel, two guitarists from rival ’70s rock bands, dressed in their distinctive costumes of that era, shaking hands in a gesture of solidarity and friendship. Let the homo-eroticism begin!

Bacon Thing of The Day: A Rock That Resembles a Giant Strip of Bacon

Bacon Rock
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Wow, this is pretty amazing, right?

Happy Birthday, Glen Matlock!

Sex Pistols Matlock
Glen, Johnny, Steve and Paul Circa 1976

Glen Matlock, bassist for the Sex Pistols, was born on this day, August 27th, in 1956. The Sex Pistols, including Matlock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Favorite Sex Pistols Songs: “I Wanna Be Me,” “Pretty Vacant,” “Silly Thing.”

Flashback Single of The Day: The Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays”

Boomtown Rats
“I Want To Shoot The Whole Day Down”

On This Date in 1979: The Boomtown Rats had the #1 single in the UK with “I Don’t Like Mondays,” which appeared on their album, The Fine Art Of Surfacing. Boomtown Rats’ vocalist Bob Geldoff was inspired to write the song after hearing about the Cleveland Elementary School shooting spree perpetrated by then 16-year old Brenda Ann Spencer. Using a rifle that she had recently been given for Christmas by her father, Spencer opened fire on a schoolyard just across the street from her home, killing two adult school employees and wounding eight children and a police officer. When asked why she went on her rampage, she replied, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.” Spencer is currently serving 25 years to life at The California Institution for Women in Chino and will be eligible for parole again on August 13th, 2009. Her quote, “I Don’t Like Mondays” also appears written on a wall in the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club.

Thanks to The P5 Blogspot: This Day in 80s Music for the tip!