Possum Patty from Pencil-vania Illustrating Life

Monday, July 24, 2017

#DannyGregoryQuotes #3DaysinParsippany #ParsippanyPastelMountains


500 million years ago
a chain of volcanic islands
formed of polychromatic basaltic rocks
crashed into the Jersey Shore
creating the famous Parsippany Pastel Mountains
that grew to tremendous heights
in the western portion of the township


but were eventually worn down
by the shimmering and glimmering
 Rockaway River
 that flows into a basin
created by the Wisconsin Glacier
around 21,000 BC and looks like 
an old crone picking blueberries 
currently called Lake Hiawatha


in an area called 
parsipanong 
a word from a Lenape Native American sub-tribe
 meaning “the place where the river winds 
through the valley of the polka-dotted sky”



 in an area where the strawberry boulders
are quite common above which
 the oddly shaped stone formations
 that are the remains of the Pastel Mountains
can still be seen today.


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