A few weeks ago, I put together a cornucopia of geoscience blogging for ye, but I saved Doctor Evelyn for her own post. She's one of the first geologists I got to break rocks with, and the only person to date I've ever gone kayaking with.

Image shows Evelyn in a kayak, holding a little cocker-spaniel/shi tzu mix.

Dingo and Evelyn

We've sat in a gravel road while the dog got desperately bored, picking granite with garnets gleefully out.

Image shows Evelyn sitting in a gravel road, inspecting a bit of gravel.

Evelyn on the Garnet Road

We've done groundbreaking scientific research leading to some astounding discoveries.

Image shows Evelyn sitting on a slab of rock that has dinosaur tracks. There are toy dinosaurs and army soldiers arrayed in front of her.

Evelyn surveys our research area.

And we've ended up in the New York Times.

Geokitteh Misha and I showing off our first mention in the New York Times. Wow! Evelyn is here in spirit - Utah Carol the plush dinosaur and the postcards are from her.

Geokitteh Misha and I showing off our first mention in the New York Times. Wow! Evelyn is here in spirit - Utah Carol the plush dinosaur and the postcards are from her.

(By the way - that pink-haired Utahraptor on the shelf there is Utah Carol, and Evelyn got him for me. Yeah, we haz history!)

Georneys is one of the first geology blogs I ever began reading, and remains one of my most important science stops. Her Geology Word of the Week is where I learned a lot of the terms of art. I encourage you to go through the archives: you'll learn a lot, painlessly, with outstanding photographs either taken by Evelyn herself or crowdsourced from the geoblogosphere.

Georney through Evelyn's blog, and you'll visit places like Namibia and Oman, and see so much amazing South African geology that you'll be drooling. Please cover your keyboards to prevent damage.

One of the most important features of Evelyn's blog around this time o' year is her gift guide. Do you need to know what to buy a geologist? Start there! Many spectacular yet affordable gifts await.

As you can see from the above, Evelyn is definitely my equivalent of The Doctor, whisking me off to exotic places (I'm a West Coast girl - New Hampshire was definitely exotic!) and broadening my horizons. We don't do much running, though - our thing is kayaking, and I can't wait to join her in both that and some georneying in South Africa and Seattle! Stay tuned for further adventures, and enjoy your georneys at her blog.