120519: Trilobites and Others

This week’s post starts with three images containing trilobite parts. In this particular area it’s rather difficult to find entire, whole trilobites. So finding something like the impression of a trilobite eye (in the opening image) makes for a very good day in the field for me!

As is usually the case, the remainder of fossil images displayed today are local (Hudson Valley), all dug up by me, and all 385 million year old marine invertebrates.

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Snow finally arrived a few days ago and it looks like it will be around for a while. My first thought was to cut a path to my studio sitting down there in the woods. My second thought was to focus my camera briefly on the newly formed shapes that surrounded the studio.

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Thanks for the visit.

Awaiting the Storm

IMG_8419_01_LR_12I ran out early this morning to photograph the first wave of snow – part of what I am sure will be the worst storm of the season – or was it going to be the worst of the century – or millennium – I forget which – the forecasters keep changing the predictions. What they don’t change, though, is just how dire our fate is. Here is a map from weather.com earlier today. Be afraid! Be very afraid!

weathermapBy the time you read this you might have already heard our fate here in the Northeast – whether or not civilization as we know it will survive! Just a note – it is February. It’s supposed to snow. Enjoy the snow.

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Personal business had me on the road unexpectedly this past week, thus the day late posting. With few opportunities to take pictures I decided to (safely) make use of drive time to put my “point and shoot” to good use. Hits and misses can be largely random. Sometimes they can produce interesting results. Here are a few of those from the trip:

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One last note – The following piece, a new work of mine (which ran in last week’s post) was selected for a show scheduled to open tomorrow, February 9, at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. The juror of the show was Carrie Haddad, owner of the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, N.Y.

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