090916: A Strange Landscape

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I walked into a strange landscape the other day. Adjoining my local quarry is a secondary one I seldom visit, mainly because it has so few fossils. It is also a place where some of the locals go to play with their deadly toys. Shell casings of every various size litter the ground along with their obliterated targets – like the one above, the tabletop of a child’s highchair.

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How anything can grow here is a wonder to me.

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There is, though, one large rock, rapidly disintegrating thanks to the elements, that contains some surprises.

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Closeups of the rock’s surface shows the emergence of brachiopods from within.

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I brought this one to the studio where it seemed to sit comfortably on a bed of colonial coral.

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I returned from the quarry to my studio via a path through the woods. And it seems that the timing was fortuitous. Fungi popping up everywhere!

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And, on that same walk, I couldn’t resist this detail on a large tree trunk.

Thanks for the visit.

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