Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Council Rock

Council Rock
I featured Council Rock in a post a while ago, but Kali and I stopped by again late last Sunday afternoon.  The huge gneiss outcrop stands like a sentinel on the banks of the creek in the county park downstream of my natural area.  Local lore holds that Native American Lenni Lenape bands confabbed on or near the rock, hence its name.
Canada hemlocks cling to fractures in the tortured rock
A pair of Canada geese cruising upstream past the rock
Upstream view, late afternoon

6 comments:

Gail said...

Every view and angle is lovely and so peaceful. I so enjoyed this.
Love Gail
peace.....

Carolyn H said...

Scott: It does look like a great place for a council! I'll bet the view from up top is pretty nice, too!

Scott said...

Gail: I can see why so many brides use the rock as a backdrop for their wedding pictures. On nice summer Saturdays, there's a queue to have pictures taken!

Scott said...

Carolyn: If it weren't for all the darn trees the rock would offer expansive views. But the trees are evergreen hemlocks, so even in the winter the views from the top are mostly obstructed. Believe me; I've tried to get a good image from the crest and have given up.

packrat said...

Scott: Your Council Rock post is great, and, boy, does it bring back childhood memories of my hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. We, too, had a Council Rock where Native American tribes met. The rock was purportedly struck by lightening during a large council. Check out this link for further information.

http://riversidecemeteryjournal.com/Places/Places/page9.html

John Gray said...

mid Atlantic photos look a little grey too!!! lol