Taking a break this week. See you next Saturday!


Sea Trash

I’m pulling a poem out of my notebook from my Newfoundland trip. I’m even including a beach picture! The picture is from a beach near Green Point Campgrounds in Gros Morne National Park. I wrote the poem on the same beach. Enjoy!

Sea Trash

Sea trash, sea trash,

On the sea shore

How strong is your number,

One, two, three, four, more?


You lodge in the rocks

Through tides high and low.

You maim this beach

Beneath the sun’s polluted glow.


Your neighbors in the deep

Lie far off shore

Where lives they take

And beauty they score.


Your cousins in the swamps

Sink deep in the ground,

And your friends in the landfills

Rise up in great mounds.


Alongside the road,

Growing each day,

Lurk your brothers and sisters

Where forever they’ll stay.


Deep in the woods

Hide your coworkers of glass,

And high in the sky,

The pollutants fly past.


Oil from your mother

Leaks into the river

Where a shake bottle floats

Shrieking “get slimmer!”


Even in space

Have you left your mark.

To nature’s purity

Your bleak message glows stark.


Sea trash, sea trash,

The world you kill not

For life can survive

Even in the bleakest of spots.


You kill not the world,

Only parts and mankind.

Our home will recover

And leave us behind.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
Beached tire near Green Point Campground, Gros Morne National Park, NL, Canada

After rereading this, I think I have changed my mind about how much I like it. I played a little too much with language patterns, I think. Oh well.

Newfoundland Adventures!

I’ll be keeping the written portion of this blog post short because the captions of my photos will be entertainment enough for you.

Here’s a little recap about what I’ve been up to for the past few weeks…

On the 23rd of May, I ventured to Canada with 13 other students and 2 professors as part of a travel course. I took the class to obtain the geology credit I needed to satisfy one of my gen eds. There were also people taking the class to obtain an archaeology credit. the majority of the course took place in Newfoundland, though we also examined some rock formation and archaeological sites in Labrador, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. We returned to the states on June 9th, giving us 18 days of adventures!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip!

Dragon in the Rock

Another short poem with pictures from my queue because I am still in Newfoundland!

I can’t wait to do a blog post including something to do with my great, semi-foreign adventure!

Dragon in the Rock

Born from waves and wind,

Yet in stone you are encased.

Tell me, great dragon, how have you sinned

to by salt be erased?

When I go to rocky beaches, I love to find live in the stones. On my Pemaquid adventure, I found a dragon.


I have included a vague drawing of what I saw in this rock. I did the same with the mermaid I found in a different part of the rock.