Hard to believe, but this is my 100th post. I thought about doing something serious, but honestly, let’s just go with what has been successful for me: garnets throughout my geology career
Garnets in plane light from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (BA research):
Garnet back-scattered electrons (BSE) image from the Connecticut portion of the Bronson HIll terrane (MS research):
Girl Scouts participating in a Rocks Rock badge workshop (Western Kentucky University, 2002). We ran the workshop in conjunction with both the Campus Girl Scout troop & the Geology Club the year I taught at Western.
Wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WDS) images from a sample from Payer Land in northeast Greenland (or the PhD project I didn’t end up working on):
In-situ picture of the rocks I did work on for my PhD from Alp de Confin in Switzerland:
Outcrop photo from a 2007 Vassar field trip to Gore Mt in New York:
When I taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, I started blogging. At that time I started posting about photomicrographs, including one post about the “jellybean” mylonite from Payer Land. Hmm, mylonites & garnets together 🙂
I started this blog when I moved from UPJ to Gustavus in the summer of 2010. Over the course of the year, I posted several times during the year about garnets, but the most memorable to me is my summary of the 2010 GSA session in Colorado entitled “Garnet and Its Use in Unraveling Metamorphic and Tectonic Processes”. Since I didn’t have any pictures to post the first time around, let me just say that garnet research is alive, well, and going in a multitude of directions according to that session.
And last summer I moved back to the Boston area. Because I’ve only been teaching physical geology & solar system since moving, garnets haven’t come up much in conversation here recently. In fact, my only garnet-related post was my submission to AW #43 earlier this week. I obviously need to work on that!
So that’s a 100 posts. Let’s hope I pick up the pace a bit, add a few more garnets, and hit 200 in less than 18 months 🙂