Thursday, December 15, 2011

This Moment: Fri 16th Dec.



{This Moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment from my week, or from thinking back on our travels. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

Adopted from Soulemama. Drop in there and leave your link and comments also.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Yeah, OK we're not supposed to tell you about the pic, but talk about it in the comments.

Guess how old these are?
Where from?

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I can chat about these a wee bit- they represent to me why I do not worry about Climate Change. These prove to me the fact that the earth has seen massive changes over billions of years of Ice Ages, Interglacial warm periods, and Continental Drift and cataclysmic earthquakes, uplifts in the Earth's crust and the effect of wind, water and temperature on the land.
These shells were found in rocks composed of sediment, laid down millions of years ago and compressed into rock then uplifted to 2,800 metres.
Shells found at that height 1,000's of miles inland? Can we comprehend the changes to the Earth that brought this about?

Oh, but recently, we humans are supposed to fight to control climate!


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17 comments:

Jessica Brant BlogNostics said...

Jim,

Love the image : )

as far as climate control is concerned we always evolve and adjust....

xoxox

Jessica

Debbie said...

Wow!! Very interesting story you've shared too. It's pretty darn amazing isn't it?

http://scatteredmusings.net/2011/12/this-moment-friday-ritual-1216/

JANU said...

Wow! This is nice and interesting.

Jim said...

Exactly Jessica.! Love that attitude.

Jim said...

Yes Debbie, don't let the scaremongering climate change alarmists get to you. Climate has always changed. We need to adjust and invest in mitigation or living with change.

Jim said...

Janu, would you believe they come from the middle of Ethiopia, at such an altitude?

Alpana Jaiswal said...

very interesting Jim.

forjenssake said...

Such a lovely photo. At first I was like how on Earth did he get those shells to float above the water like that. lol I am weird I know. But, in my weirdness things look so much nicer.

Jim said...

Aha Jen, yes, how did I get those shells to 'float ' above water?
Sitting them on top of a float glass textured table top created a great sea background effect!

Leah Griffith said...

Jim, that certainly puts things into perspective. We are sooo small, and full of ourselves. Great photo and amazing shells!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

What an interesting and beautiful moment, Jim. As always, I learn something new from you!

My moment: This Moment

My Dog's Moment: Pablo's Moment

Mary said...

I think that we need to keep our noses out of evolution and let it take it's course. It has done just fine for all these years without us :) I love your photo Jim! The shells almost look suspended over water!

http://allergiesandceliac.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_16.html#more

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Amazing! And lovely photo.

http://mariscamera.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment-friday-ritual-bored-border.html

Nelieta said...

Great photo Jim!

Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/moment-in-time_16.html

Anna Sides said...

<3

http://othersideofanna5.blogspot.com/2011/12/this-moment_16.html#more

alejandro guzman said...

Are they as old as you then?

A :)

Jack said...

Great shell pictures