24 February 2012

Friday Funny

sandstone message

Hiking around and above The Wave, I found unusual and striking markings upon some of the rocks. Lichen are the result of fungi and algae or cyanobacteria joining in a symbiotic relationship in some of the most extreme conditions on Earth to break rock down into soil and transform nitrogen into nutrients for other life forms.

Science aside, I thought lizards drawing sandstone crop circles is a better explanation.

sandstone map

sandstone brain

sandstone squiggles

sandstone tattoos

9 comments:

  1. I think they look like roses...have a nice weekend.

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  2. Brilliant - I'm with you, these are too beautiful for science *coughs, leaves cyncial hat off for a minute*

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  3. ps - I like the new blog header! very cute

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  4. Unbelievable! They look like roses! Great pictures. Kisses...

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  5. I'm with everyone else - they look like roses! How cool is that????

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  6. Awww, you made me smile! I really really needed that. Thanks!

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  7. They're gorgeous - like filigree. The top one looks like a lacy Valentine to me.

    I like the lizard theory much better than the symbiotic bacteria. :)

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  8. Very cool. I think I need help...I see crochet in those crop circles! :)

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  9. How wonderful!! I hope all is ok with you two, I was surprised to check in on this early Monday morning and see no snowflake. I am thrilled that you were able to hike the Wave! It is beautiful and look forward to any more pics you post and any snowflakes that come from this trip. God Bless

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