Real 'Rock' Stars!
CLOSEUP FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDS OF TIME. . .
Forgive me. I couldn't resist the play on words from among the categories of this interesting photography challenge presented by our AustinStar! My "Rocks" really are intended for the "Extreme Closeup" Category, not for the "Potential Rock Album Cover" one; - though, - with such a zany bunch as this, - who knows?
The following photo is of an ammonite fossil imprint on a limestone rock which I found on my SW Texas ranch. There are many such fossils there, including full size whole fossilized mollusks. There are occasional dinosaur footprints in the deep bottom of Big Canyon.
Speaking of big, this is a large fossil!
Little Fossil ~
This next photo is of an Ordovacian fossil imprint on a limestone rock also found on my ranch. There are countless of these little fellows there, an even some whole intact fossilized little Loxonemes. These are small fossils. The rock it is on is a baby compared to the first one.
If only I'd known there would one day be a Killer Contest!
There are arrowheads, fossils, amazing things I could have photographed! But no, not me - I was too busy snapping pix of jackrabbits and desert flora! But there is still hope. But don't give up on me, my ranch and more of the great West to provide star-worthy sights!
There are many sources of interesting objects!
Read on. . . .
Ancient Chinese Temple Tile my Mother Found Among "Junk"
At the Grand Canyon This Brave Flower Inspired Me!~
CLOSEUP RANCH FLORA AND FAUNA!
The next one is not a fossil. It was a live moth clinging to the wall of the little cabin at the ranch my George and I built. I was amazed at Nature' cleverness to disquise the creature so that it looks like a tabby cat's face!
In the Early Morning Light, I Beheld ~
Never a dull moment in the desert!
Below is an anomaly in a desert setting, so delicate a flower is it! But it hides except in the cool shadows of a canyon, among the mesquites and junipers for shade.
Discovered on Another Early Morning Stroll in A Canyon ~
One of Many "Natural Bouquets" In the North Pasture One Day ~
While Walking in A Draw, I Surprised This Jackrabbit ~
After a Rain, the Spiderwebs Are on Every Wire and Stem ~
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