Welcome to Three Thing Thursday, where I share three things (usually random, but today related) and you share three or more things, anything at all, whatever you want.
On your mark. S - e - t? GO!
1. Above is a shot of the creek from my parents' yard; I took it a few weeks ago. If I were taking this same picture today, you'd see no grass (aka "riparian buffer" per Anonymous Mathews Native) but you would see an excavator, a mountain of rocks, and a pile of dirt. They're putting in riprap.
2 What is riprap, you say? Here's the Wikipedia splanation: (By the way, just in case you didn't know, "splanation" is derived from the word "splain" which was invented by Ricky Ricardo/Desi Arnaz....)
Riprap — rubble, shot rock or rock armour — is rock or other material used to armor shorelines, stream beds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion.
It is made from a variety of rock types, commonly granite, limestone or occasionally concrete rubble from building and paving demolition. It is used to protect coastlines and structures from erosion by the sea, rivers, or streams. It is used on any waterways or water containment where there is potential for water erosion
3. There's something very silly about the term riprap. It's just one of those words for which you could never have any respect, in spite of the fact that riprap represents something strong, a defense which prevents one's land from cascading into the sea during the nor'easters, tropical storms, and hurricanes which come through here on a
If I were allowed to keep going, the next stop on the Chesapeake Bay Woman Train of Out-of-Control Thought would be bric-a-brac and Tic Tacs. Don't get me started on knick-knacks and paddy whacks.
As much as I'd love to keep going on this topic, I will stop now.
(You're very welcome.)
Tell me three (or more) things. Anything at all, whatever you want. The sillier the better.