Eugenie Marais. Britstown Blues, 2012. Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm.
I love the color palate, it evokes for me warm childhood summers that left salt on my upper lip, the smell of fresh grass in my hair and new calluses on my soles from running across gravel all day, barefoot. I half expect fireflies to start blinking in this image!
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Flickr user Creekgeek)
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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland consists of more than 40,000 interlocking volcanic rock pillars, most of which are hexagonal, although some have fewer or more sides. Legend has it that the giant Finn McCool fashioned the Giant’s Causeway to walk across the sea to Scotland and face his great rival Benandonner. Researchers say it was created by lava traveling out of cracks in the earth 60 million years ago, which cooled over time into a honeycomb pattern, with some pillars standing as tall as 36 ft (12 m).
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