Posts Tagged With: Fossils

WITH A FORK

 

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.”

 

~ John Cage ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2019.


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FENÊTRE

 

“The earth is not a mere fragment of dead history,
stratum upon stratum like the leaves of a book,
to be studied by geologists and antiquaries chiefly,
but living poetry like the leaves of a tree,
which precede flowers and fruit ~
not a fossil earth, but a living earth;
compared with whose great central life
all animal and vegetable life is merely parasitic.”

 

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of fossil Orthoceras taken in September 2019.


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A TREE OF STONE

 

“To greet each day ossified;
Like fossil remains forgotten beneath
the feet of something more lively.”

 

~ Taylor Patton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 2018.


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SKELETON STONES

 

The present is the laboratory of the future.”

 

~ James Lendall Basford ~

 

000-skeleton-stonesDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2016.


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JUVENESCENCE

 

The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.”

 


~ John Milton ~

 

000 juvenescenceDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in 1981.


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THESE WEATHERED OLD HANDS

 

“Now join your hands and with your hands your hearts.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 these weathered old handsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in France in June 2006.


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A FEW SMALL DROPS OF AWARENESS

 

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.”

 

~ John Keats ~

 

000 a few small drops of awarenessPhoto of a replica of Diplocynodon darwini, an extinct genus of alligatoroid that lived during the Paleocene to middle Miocene 49 million years ago in Europe. It looked very similar to the modern caiman. This particular type lived only in the Eocene epoch, in a swampy freshwater lake near Messel, Germany. Photo taken in May 2016. From the author’s private collection.


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ICHTHYOSAURUS

 

“A deadened burst of mighty splashes and snorts reached us from afar,
as though an ichthyosaurus had been taking a bath of glitter in the great river.”

 

~ Joseph Conrad ~

 

000 ichthyosaurusDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris in May 2014.


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THIS STARRY EYED DEATH

 

“The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.”

 

~ Frederick L. Knowles ~


000 this starry eyed deathPhoto taken in the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris in May 2014.


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BEAST WITHOUT A NAME

 

 

“We are fossils in the making.”

~ Wallace Stegner ~

 


000 beast without a nameThis beast has a name. Photo of a fossilized jaw of a Mosasaur taken in March 2016.


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