here seen with a thin strata of white sandstone. Its full geological name is St Bees New Red Sandstone, yes 'new' - a mere 200 million years old.
Time to shoehorn another X, this time an Christmas, or rather Xmas, cactus. Half of mine has just flowered but it looks as though the other half might actually flower at Xmas-time, which will be the first time it has lived up to its name. As my cactus is red Mr Google has helpfully provided a xanthic one in full flower.
Blessings to you all and have a very Merry Xmas
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at X here