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Sea Monkeys? In Nevada?
Red Rocks' tinaja (water pocket) fact #357:

If you don't see Desert bighorn sheep drinking water from a tinaja,
you might see myriad shrimp swishing around in there.
The shrimp are related to the famous "sea monkeys" (also known
as brine shrimp), and they can survive long periods without
water. Their eggs, like the seeds of plants, are able to survive
for years of drought, waiting in the dust until life-giving
rain falls.

"Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind!"

Photo taken in NV's Red Rocks Calico Tanks area.
(March 16, 2008) (Elevation = 1,524 meters)

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lcarreauRe: good photo

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Nope, I'll have to check it out the next time
I visit the library! When I visited the
Mohave Desert, I found several places
(in limestone) where caves might be forming.

We've always had plenty of water here in
central AZ, but I don't believe in having to
take care of a lawn - too much work and too
much watering!! THANKS for your comment/vote!
Posted Jun 28, 2008 2:02 am

BigJordanWell big L...

BigJordan

Voted 10/10

looks like you've done it again, you've composed a real beauty here in this one.
Posted Jun 28, 2008 3:26 am

lcarreauRe: Well big L...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yeah, fortunately I had time to wander around
in the desert. I really like the recent fotos
that you took at Yosemite! I was at Cathedral
Peak in 1989; that's always my first stop after heading over Tioga Pass.

When the price of gasoline goes down (in the
BIG CA), I plan to head out that way again!!

Posted Jun 28, 2008 10:53 am

AzraCongratulations!

Azra

Voted 10/10

Beautiful photo!
Thank you for posting!
Best regards¨!
Azra
Posted Jun 28, 2008 7:03 pm

lcarreauRe: Congratulations!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Well ... Azra! In my mind, this small area
of the vast Mojave Desert somehow resembles ...
the 'Karst' region of central Europe!

But, we probably have a few more species of
cactus and rattlesnakes over here! Take care!!
Posted Jun 28, 2008 7:15 pm

NoonduelerGreat shot!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

Lot's of interesting strata in this mind blowing view!
Posted Oct 9, 2008 10:08 pm

lcarreauRe: Great shot!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks - yeah, where is everybody on Summitpost??

I'm not getting a whole lot of response ...
perhaps people are outside enjoying Autumn
leaves and Football games???

Strata is strictly a matter of taste. I sure
like your Sierra photos; sorry to hear about
the devastating "rockfall" in Yosemite.

Larry
Posted Oct 9, 2008 10:32 pm

wmeierGorgeous!

wmeier

Voted 10/10

I am not much of a photographer, but I do appreciate beautiful pictures. Very nice!
Posted Nov 10, 2008 11:28 pm

lcarreauRe: Gorgeous!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks - you're probably more of a photographer
than you think you are! Appreciation lies in
the eye of the beholder, and the beholder lies
in the eyes of Summitpost.

Now, I must lie down and go to bed.
Posted Nov 10, 2008 11:40 pm

NoonduelerA real multitude...

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

... of strata far and near!
Posted Dec 3, 2008 11:44 pm

lcarreauRe: A real multitude...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Hey, thanks man! I really love your cat photo.
Yes, there's a lot to see out there, and as
one longtime SP-member has eloquently put it:

So many mountains, so little time ...
Posted Dec 3, 2008 11:48 pm

TyeDyeTwinsAt first......

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

At first glance I thought there was snow. Guess I was daydreaming again. Still a beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing Larry.
Posted Nov 18, 2009 10:08 am

lcarreauRe: At first......

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Being raised in northern Utah, I thought it
was snow also - (actually, it's a type of
white sandstone found in southern Nevada.

Now, ya got me thinking the reason why this
picture got so many votes is because people
guess it might be snow. : )

Daydreaming is a suitable activity, especially if you're wandering 'round in a
desert far from snow.

Posted Nov 18, 2009 12:44 pm

TyeDyeTwinsWould you.....

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

Would you mind if I added this one to my new album "Unusual Images"?
Posted Nov 18, 2009 11:49 pm

lcarreauRe: Would you.....

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Go right ahead! I'm going to hit the hay.

Consider it done!
Posted Nov 19, 2009 12:21 am

TimBlcarreau

TimB

Voted 10/10

A great variety of colors in that photo.
Looks almost like a scene from an SF movie.
Nice.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 6:18 pm

lcarreauRe: lcarreau

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Tim!

The desert is a magical place, but sometimes
it can chew you up and spit you out.

And then you're lying on the ground,
wondering why you came in the first place.
Posted Dec 16, 2010 7:19 pm

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