Re-posting of Ash Cave/Bean Hollow

Bob says the ones that did not roll over with the account change need to be seen by all! Hoep you are not too confused by these shenanigans.

Ash Cave is part of Hocking Hills State Park and Forest. I posted earlier this year about our vacation there. The plaque on the trail to the cave reads in part:

Ash Cave, Ohio’s largest stone recess, stretches 700 feet across and rises 90 feet high.

The rock shelter was created when ground water percolating through the sandstone eroded away the formation’s weaker middle layer, undercutting the resistant top layer which forms the ceiling of the “cave.” The water dissolves away the cement which holds individual grains of sand together. Seasonal freezing and thawing causes expansion and contraction which further loosen the particles and on rare occasion, blocks of stone, until they break off. The falls also contributes to the slow erosive process.

Historic Marker

Now examine this photo from Bean Hollow State Beach in California.

Bean Hollow State Beach California

Sometimes sights in nature remind me of other natural things I have seen. Granted, the pebbles found in the rocks at the beach were more interesting that the hollows at Hocking Hills, but both transported me to praise God’s work in the wonders of nature.

The eroded wall was right behind me in this photo

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
    the world, and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas
    and established it on the waters.

Psalm 24:1-2 NIV

“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens… When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

Psalm 8:1, 3-4

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