My nature writing book group had just finished discussing Barbara Hurd’s book Entering the Stone when someone suggested we explore a cave. We all agreed that we were not up for crawling around in the muck and mud like Barbara but something more commercial with lights like Crystal Grottos near Boonsboro, Maryland was chosen.
Flow stone and stalactites are abundant. Isn't it just amazing what can be right under your feet. I find geology to be one of the hardest disciplines to learn as an amateur naturalist but it sure is exciting to see. You can't help but leave such a place of wonder with a head full of thoughts and questions.