I had an introduction into geology today. A group of us learned about the origin of rocks, and tips and tricks in finding rocks containing interesting minerals and the excursion finished with a visit in the Loosgrufvan mine. Ironically, I never managed to visit the old mine during the seven years I lived in Loos, but now that I’ve moved out… finally. And I’m glad I did, it was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be! (Otherwise I would’ve visited already when I lived in Loos…)
Besides rocks, I also learned that the autumn colours are so much better up in Loos than down here. Our birches have dried out so the leaves are dull brown, but in Loos I was seeing a lot of lovely yellows. However, there was one thing more interesting than autumn colours – the mires. I really do miss the mires, so I paid a visit to one of my favourite locations and filled my nostrils with the special scent of the mires and just happily walked around and snapped away.
Mires come in many different forms. Here’s a patch of wet moss dotted with pillows of lichen.
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