092816: Continuation

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Last week I posted some images of fossils with encroaching moss. We’ll, I was so pleased to work with the color that moss brought that I sought out more. In some cases just a thin hint of what will come. And in others full, rich mats of lush growth.

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It’s kind of interesting to me that this very simple form of life chose to get started on an impression of life from hundreds of millions of years ago!

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In the case of each of these, they were only just a few years ago “liberated” from the inside of large rocks by my hammer and chisel.

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One more piece of green – a mushroom from the woods out back of the studio.

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And, finally, I’m happy to say that these two images from last week’s post have been chosen for the two juried shows opening this Saturday, October 1 4-6 pm at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum (WAAM) in Woodstock NY. Please drop in if you are in the area.

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092216: Goodbye Summer

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Thanks to the world of moss and lichen some otherwise bland looking fossils take on a whole new appearance. Today’s opening image shows a shard of coarse sandstone filled with broken pieces of brachiopods, coral, and other denizens of that inland sea that covered this area 387 million ears ago. Moss has grown thick on parts of the rocks while some strange little (I believe) lichen appear like some bright blue pinheads.

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This extreme close-up gives a better sense of them. If anyone can confirm just what they are I would be grateful to hear back.

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Here are several more images of the moss creeping up on some soon to be covered marine invertebrates.

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Those images got me back into my routine. I haven’t had much time for fresh shooting lately, being sidetracked with other matters. So I continued aiming the camera at other fossils nearby and found my groove again. Here is what was near at hand.

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Goodbye to Summer and all that goes with it, including butterflies.

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I’ll close with these two variations on circles! Above is a nest within a nest. The large one came from a visit last Autumn to Paradox Lake in the Adirondacks. The small one, found by Cindy this Summer, we believe to have come from a ruby-throated hummingbird.

And below – the  second piece of my Galileo series. The first one, which was posted a month ago, is currently on view through this weekend at the Woodstock Artist Assn. and Museum (WAAM).

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Thanks for the visit.