Ancient Crinoids

I missed posting last week. I was on the road and just got back. I have some catching up to do. So fewer words this week – just some images I had been working on before my departure. First, though, let me point to the above image. “Ancient Crinoids” is its title and it is part of a juried show set to open on Saturday, June 2, 5-7 PM, at the Limner Gallery in Hudson, N.Y. The annual show is entitled “Arte Natura” and this is my second consecutive appearance. It will remain up for the entire month of June.

The image itself was made while shooting fossils from the collection of The Paleontological Research Institution following my show at the Museum of the Earth six months ago. More images from that visual adventure can be found at two of my January posts:

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Personal matters beckoned last week and, for the second time in as many months, took me below the “Mason-Dixon Line” (or as James McMurtry lovingly refers to it: the “Mason-Dumbass Line”). The land of shopping malls and churches that you sometimes can’t even tell apart! Weather often so hot and muggy that one might take it as preparation for Dante’s Inferno.

In the midst of such brutal conditions, we found our way, thanks to strong recommendations, to a lovely little frozen yogurt shop called Sweet Frog – self serve, more toppings than one could imagine, fine selection of flavors, and just the cutest little frog logo. I would have recommended it to anyone myself until I walked over to the wall to look at the t-shirts for sale. There was that “sweet froggie” on the tee reciting Scripture:

This is what you get with your frozen yogurt in Virginia, the Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound state.

No more fundamentalist yogurt. No more bible quoting frogs. Here are some fossils.

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