Puddingstone pics

“ I wonder whether the boys and girls who live in Roxbury and Dorchester are ever moved to tears or filled with silent awe as they look upon the rocks and fragments of the “puddingstone” abounding in those localities…a lump of puddingstone is a thing to look at, to think about, to dream upon, to go crazy with, to beat one’s brains out against. Look at that pebble in it. From what cliff was it broken? On what beach rolled by the waves of what ocean? How and when imbedded in soft ooze, which itself became stone, and by-and-by was lifted into bald summits and steep cliffs…?

Oliver Wendell Holmes, “The Professor at the Breakfast Table” (1859)

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

close-up w/ one-inch and three-inch rock inclusions

close-up w/ one-inch and three-inch rock inclusions

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone

Forry family with one of the monuments on the field at Gettysburg; made of Roxbury Puddingstone and dedicated to the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Forry family with one of the monuments on the field at Gettysburg; made of Roxbury Puddingstone and dedicated to the 20th Massachusetts Regiment

Roxbury Puddingstone Bridge crossing Muddy River on Agassiz Rd, Back Bay Fens

Roxbury Puddingstone Bridge crossing Muddy River on Agassiz Rd, Back Bay Fens

Crossing Muddy River on the Back Bay Fens

Crossing Muddy River on the Back Bay Fens

Roxbury Puddingstone bridge crossing Muddy River on Park Drive, the Back Bat Fens

Roxbury Puddingstone bridge crossing Muddy River on Park Drive, the Back Bat Fens

Roxbury Puddingstone bridge crossing Muddy River on Park Drive, the Back Bay Fens

Roxbury Puddingstone bridge crossing Muddy River on Park Drive, the Back Bay Fens

Mission Hill

Mission Hill

Roxbury Puddingstone

Roxbury Puddingstone
Roxbury Puddingstone wall on East Street in Dorchester.

Roxbury Puddingstone wall on East Street in Dorchester.

Roxbury Puddingstone wall on East Street in Dorchester.

Roxbury Puddingstone wall on East Street in Dorchester.

Roxbury Puddingstone wall.

Roxbury Puddingstone wall.

Roxbury Puddingstone on Savin Hill Avenue.

Roxbury Puddingstone on Savin Hill Avenue.

Roxbury Puddingstone on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone on Malcolm X Boulevard in Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone, large rock outcropping on Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street, Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone, large rock outcropping on Blue Hill Avenue and Seaver Street, Roxbury.

Horatio Harris Park in Roxbury.

Horatio Harris Park in Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone boulders along Washington Street sidewalk in Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone boulders along Washington Street sidewalk in Roxbury.

Roxbury Puddingstone outcrop on Washington Street near Fort Hill in Roxbury

Roxbury Puddingstone outcrop on Washington Street near Fort Hill in Roxbury.

 Roxbury Puddingstone outcrop on Washington Street near Fort Hill in Roxbury.


Roxbury Puddingstone outcrop on Washington Street near Fort Hill in Roxbury.

 

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One thought on “Puddingstone pics

  1. Dixie Lee

    Check out the corner of Walk Hill Street, Wachusett St and Patten St in Jamaica Plain/Forest Hills. A magnificent outcrop!

    Reply

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