Fossil-viewing

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Constance and I went on an expedition on our day off, to the site where the fossils originated from…

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View from the hill

We are very very lucky – the site is presently closed to the public while plans for an Interpretation Centre are developed, but we  had special permission, and were in the company of the Museum Paleontologist! We had quite a hike up the hill from where the car was parked.

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Stone leaves

All these little pieces of stone have a story to tell…they sometimes fall open, like a well-read book…

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Rock hammering

…and some stones have to be persuaded to tell their tales.

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Leaf

This fragment is telling the story of the metasequoia tree!

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Deformed striations

Constance was really glad to see the fossil beds.

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Part – counterpart

The work of packing the fossils seems even more interesting now that we have actually stood in the place they came from.

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Pondering

Now we can imagine the lush warm forest at the edge of a lake, insects and flowers under the trees, curious fish in the lake below…what an incredible place it is! Isn’t the world wonderful!

 

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10 thoughts on “Fossil-viewing

  1. OMG, “K”, What an incredible place to be. Our planet is sacred, majestic and hopefully will continue to be revered by enough humans to last far beyond our lifetimes. Our planet truly is Eden.
    Constance holding her geology pick is precious.

  2. It must have been a beautiful lake and forest then, and it’s beautiful now as a wide open space with stories to tell.

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