a bunch of the plein air sketches I was working on during my Utah trip! A week drawing rocks, getting mistaken for a ranger twice- pretty ideal.
I remember reading this thing that Elizabeth Taylor wrote. She had her first kiss in character. On a movie set. It really struck me. I don’t know how or why, but I had this sense that if I wasn’t really careful, that could be me, that my first kiss could be in somebody else’s clothes. And my experiences could all belong to someone else.
Silicified stump: a type of petrified wood in which the organic material was replaced with a silicate mineral - in this case, clear quartz. The process of petrification occurs when organic material becomes quickly buried in a strict, oxygen-free environment, often as a result of flooding or volcanic eruption.
This specimen comes from the Gallatin Petrified Forest in Yellowstone National Park, an ancient Eocene ecosystem which thrived between 55-35mya. Check out this beauty on display in the newly configured geology exhibition space on the 2nd floor at The Field Museum!
Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."
why isnt everyone getting so excited about this, it is literally another planet look at how beautiful it is stop what your doing and look at how alien like this planet is what is living there oh my god mercury
David McNew, Fallen brush glows immediately after the Powerhouse fire passed south of Lake Hughes, California, June 1, 2013