Neil (nt) wrote,

These two pictures were taken in Riverdale Park on Friday (Leap Day). Amazingly for the last day of February, it was 14° C (57° F). There were dark clouds to the east, with strong sunlight streaming in from the west. We went out hiking and geocaching, and by the end of the afternoon I had to take my coat off because I was overheating. It cooled off for the rest of the weekend; we went out on Saturday but didn't stay out long due to the cold. That was a pity, because we discovered something we hadn't seen before: the ruins of a sandstone mansion called Lindsay's Folly that was built (or partially built) in the early 1900s, then abandoned when the owner ran out of funds. We must get back there to check it out more thoroughly in the spring.

Sunflower coral fossil in Tyndall limestone. This stone is used on quite a few buildings locally, and you can find all sorts of fossils in it. I took this photo to complete an earthcache.

Me at breakfast this morning. Mmmmm, coffee.

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