Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Fossil Heart

"Vertebrate, invertebrate, and trace fossil materials are visible in outcrops and in deposits on the beach. Additional material may be visible periodically where tides are exceptionally low and/or sand/algae cover has been temporarily removed."

12 comments:

  1. Nice find! when I enlarged it, I found that there was so much stuff other stuff to look at also.

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  2. Ooooh. That's beautiful. Thank you!

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  3. I have a few fossils at home including myself. The Mamoth tooth is a tad older than me though

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  4. There's a poem in there somewhere. Even the title of a poetry collection: The Fossil Heart.
    The whole photo is simply gorgeous. The texture and colors just draw the viewer in. What a miraculous world we live in!

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  5. Though I'm not a romantic, the first thing I noticed was the heart shape in the middle.

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  6. Pat-- You should see the cliff face above the beach. It is full of layer upon layer of fossils. Truly beautiful. This is just a small outcrop on the beach, but that heart stood out.

    am-- So glad you liked the photo.

    Bill-- You have a mammoth tooth? Lucky lucky. We have rocks with whale fossils, but no mammoth bones… yet!

    Ccorax-- I thought the same thing about a poem: The Fossil Heart. I wish you could see the cliff face at this beach, talk about miraculous.

    Dave-- I bet you are a romantic!

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  7. What fun. Amazing to look at when you are there and amazing to find so many other things in looking at the photograph.

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  8. NCmountainwoman-- We do love the coast during a minus tide. It's one of our favorite times. Of course, it really helps that this beach has an abundance of fossils and wildlife. So much fun looking around.

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  9. The enlargement was incredible. What a treat to have it all exposed like that for you during the minus tide.

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  10. Arkansas Patti-- Glad you liked the big pic. Some time I will take a photo of the cliff face, the striated layers are spectacular.

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  11. Mark-- I was really surprised to see such a perfect little heart. Now I wish I had photographed it in context, so you could see where it is on the beach in the minus tide.

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