Looking at Zoltan's meandering channels took me back to my first class in geomorphology, and I've had images of area:slope ratios, shear stress, the law of the wall, and ::shudder:: Reynolds numbers (OK, the equations, not the images) running through my head for the last few days.
While scanning around, looking for potential sites that might present enough of a challenge for the brilliant members of this community I came across this NW-SE drainage. The beauty of the image, the sharp angles of the hills and the broad curves of the channels, just blows me away (notice that there's even a lovely little stream capture at the center of the image).
I had a natural history teacher once tell me that the more I understood the details of the natural world the less I would notice its beauty. I knew he was full of shit at the time and every time I go into the field I'm reminded again how incredibly wrong he was. And other geologists I meet seem to have the same sense of the numinous when looking at landscapes.
So without further ado I present you with WOGE #59:
All the usual boilerplate, including the Schott Rule, are hereby invoked. Winners will have their names carved in the digital plaque and have the honor of hosting #60. Post time is 10:45 PDT.
Update (10/9): These rocks were deposited in a large inland sea and contain both ammonites and inoceramus...