STALACTITES AND STALAGMITES  by bruni

STALACTITES AND STALAGMITES

pictures of stalactites in a collage of 8
This picture deserves another chance to be viewed. it only had maybe 3 comments as it was early on in my project .the theme was to post from8 to 12 pictures. always one more every day till you reach 12.
one day while travelling through beautiful West Virginia we came across a tourist attraction called "the smoke hole". we decided spontaniouly to take the 1 and 1/2 hour tour. the guide was very informative and explained how the name of the cave came about. apparently the earlier settlers used it illegally to distill their wisky.on account of the smoke curling out through the hole, the indians gave it the same "the smoke hole". the guide then explained the difference between stalactites and stalacmites. the first grow from the ceiling down and the other from the bottom up. they are created by water seeping through limestone and leaving their deposits as they drip into the cavern, collecting in pools (even fish thrive in the pools. the guide pointed out various deposits along the wall taking on shapes like an indian head, turkeys, a child, angels and all different other forms as well.
of course we took a lot of fantastic pictures and I used 8 of them for this collage.

posted April 9th, 2010 delete | reply theme.
while travelling through beautiful west virginia we came across a tourist attraction called "the smoke hole". we decided spontaniouly to take the 1 and 1/2 hour tour. the guide was very informative and explained how the name of the cave came about. apparently the earlier settlers used it to ilegally to distill their wisky.on account of the smoke curling out through the hole the indians gave it the same "the smoke hole" the guide then explained the difference between stalactites and stalacmites. the first grow from the ceiling down and the other from the bottom up. they are created by water sipping through limestone and leaving their deposits as they drip into the cavern collecting in pools (even fish thrive in there) and rivulets.the guide pointed out various deposits along the wall taken shapes like indian head, turkeys, a child, angels and all different other forms as well.
of course we took a lot of fantastic pictures and i used 8 of them for this collage.
April 9th, 2010  
of course i mean seeping and not sipping sorry
but you can't make any corrections once the comment button is pushed.
i also remember one more fact i was going to mention is that both armies in the civil war used this caverns at various times for either a hide out or for munition storage. and we were told that some of it might still be in some of the side cabins
the arm.
April 9th, 2010  
done it again it is getting late and i am tired. i meant side caverns (not cabins) at the last sentence.
April 9th, 2010  
love to!
April 9th, 2010  
this is gorgeous. i love the warmth of the colors
April 9th, 2010  
Wow, Bruni, you were a wealth of information! It's been a long time since I've visited any caverns, but they're really fascinating! You could have titled your picture for the theme what-in-the-world, because the lighting looks like it could be something on fire!

I got the video and sent you an email response which I'm sure you got. Just wanted to let you know, though! Thanks!
April 9th, 2010  
omg, this is so fantastic, bruni!
April 9th, 2010  
thanks for your notes...by the way, what do you mean by second album?
April 9th, 2010  
Ooh, these are awesome! This sounds like such a neat place to visit!
December 28th, 2010  
Wow fantastic shot
January 1st, 2011  
Thanks for the link here Bruni! An amazing selection of pictures, they look so imposing! How interesting that some of them look like various things too, like looking at clouds and deciding what shape they are! - Lucy
March 13th, 2014  
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