I'm stretching the boundaries of this blog today to the wider topic of geology, but you can't really avoid an appreciation of geology if you care about the deep history of life on earth.
I've been following the photostream of Jake Sargeant for several months now, and it's always a bright spot to a day when he uploads a batch of photos. Recently, they've been coming from New Zealand.
These photos capture exactly what I love about geology. More specifically, what I love about rocks: they tell a story. Not a day goes by that I don't dream of getting away to the desert or the mountains, that I don't have some tactile memory of the granite monoliths of Joshua Tree or imagine my bare feet on some distant stretch of sandstone.
All are copyright Jake Sargeant, natch. If you like these, let him know.