Minnesota 2015 Part 7

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Minnesota 2015 Part 7

Post by Roanoker » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:39 pm

I don’t know the couple on the rock, but they provide a nice focal point.
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Which do you prefer? A purple flower or a yellow butterfly? Maybe both. The colors are on opposite sides of the color wheel.
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Like ballerina dresses.
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These take center stage.
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If a caterpillar could turn into a plant...
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Ever see a smiling rock?
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The couple has left, and we can see more of the riverbank.
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Here is a shot of the bridge I stood on while taking a few pictures posted last time.
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They think they were actually planted there.
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At first, I thought these were petals from yellow flowers. But a closer look reveals that they are butterflies.
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Not headliners, with no color and a fuzzy appearance.
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Almost dreamlike.
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Post by Roanoker » Sat May 04, 2019 12:53 pm

The front petals are a bit overexposed, but the center doodad is relatively acceptable.
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Photographers are supposed to avoid sun artifacts, but I’m not really a photographer, and I like them.
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I think I was told that this is quartzite. It looks like a big, rock cliff to me.
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This cliff is standoffish. Literally. Oh, this was a portrait-oriented image, in the center. I added enlarged portions of itself to each side and softened the hard edges.
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I took several shots of this lavender flower thing because it was pretty.
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It would be easy to get washed away.
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As I said...
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Now that’s enough.
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More of those vertical cliffs, supporting nothing.
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It looks like the river it actually is.
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These cliffs are really in the water.
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These flowers are like bright stars. Kind of 3D-ish.
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 7

Post by Roanoker » Tue May 07, 2019 7:38 am

This is the last day of the trip, 8/13/15. We visited Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park in Nebraska. My son understood what we saw way more than I did.

We’ll start with a sign.
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You’d think that said it all. But here’s another.
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It was a hot day. I spent a lot of time in this air-conditioned building.
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Some kind of fossil. I know. I should have paid attention to the sign.
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Maybe this used to be a deer
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Not sure what this thing is. I don’t think there are any live ones around.
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Looks more like a stick figure than a fossil.
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The sign says it is a baby rhino.
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Same here, but this one seems to have it all together.
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This one could take a big bite.
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These things do live a long time. Now it is a fossil.
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Chorus line. Where are the petticoats?
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Re: Minnesota 2015 Part 7

Post by Roanoker » Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 pm

We’re still in the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Bite me.
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A little something for everybody.
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My son’s room. (Not really.)
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What about my nose?
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Looks like a big building over there.
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It’s a rhino barn. Really?
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Must be an explanation. I didn’t read the signs.
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I thought the grass was interesting.
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If you say so.
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The black-dot things stand out among the gentle, beautiful grass.
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I’ll grab any flower I can find. With my camera.
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Now we’re inside the rhino barn, where excavating was going on. We were allowed to observe.
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