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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Boydie - Jun 22, 2008 7:16 am - Voted 10/10


.on your really nice picture and well deserved POW Larry.


lcarreau - Jun 22, 2008 11:28 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congrats..

I'm at a total loss for words.
Think I'll celebrate with a
Californian sitting next to me
here, by the name of
Cabernet Sauvignon. :) Thanks!


mtybumpo - Jun 23, 2008 12:17 am - Voted 10/10

Great Photo!

What a nice picture! Congrats on PoW!


lcarreau - Jun 23, 2008 1:13 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Photo!

Yes, thanks Matt! It all came about when
I was stumbling around in the Mohave Desert,
waiting for my wife to return from the
Philippines! Perhaps she should go to the
Philippines more often. :)


mtybumpo - Jun 23, 2008 2:31 am - Voted 10/10


Wow!? What is she doing there? I spent 2 years of my life there and I speak fluent Tagalog!


lcarreau - Jun 23, 2008 9:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Philippines?!

Kumusta ho ...
Naiintindihan ba ninyo?

My wife was born in Mindaneo.
Have a nice week, Matt! :)


mtybumpo - Jun 23, 2008 1:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Philippines?!

Oo siympre! Naintindihan ko ang sinabi n'yo. Baka ang asawa n'yo'y marunong mag-cebuano dahil taga-mindanao siya. Maayong adlaw sa imo! (Cebuano iyan!) You have a great week too!


lcarreau - Jun 24, 2008 12:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Philippines?!

Oho .. Meron ho bang marunong mag-
Inggles dito???

Yes, my wife says salamat, Matt.


mtybumpo - Jun 24, 2008 12:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Philippines?!

Opo, meron. Mag-Inggles ako! It's nice to know someone with connections to the Philippines! Walang anuman!


rdmc - Jun 23, 2008 10:41 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful pic, Larry!

Very interesting info too! I will pay more attention to the pools that form around this area as well.


lcarreau - Jun 23, 2008 11:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful pic, Larry!

Thanks - do you know anything about
Quaking Aspens, being that you've
been living in Somewhere for so long?
Do you see a lot of aspens dying
over there? Just curious. :)

(My wife wants me to pay attention,
but sometimes I can't afford to!)


rdmc - Jun 24, 2008 1:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Beautiful pic, Larry!

Yes, I live near lots of aspen trees. There are some areas where the aspen seem to be dying. Other groves seem to be doing fine. I have heard rumors that it is bugs, but I really don't know for fact. Personally, I think aspen don't typically live as long as some trees, and I think everything goes through cycles, though I am certainly not an expert. (I have heard that they are one of the largest living things, as their root systems often attatch huge groves for miles.)

Aspen are one of my favorite trees!

(Don't feel bad, my husband often says that he was so poor when he was a kid, that they couldn't afford the smell off a free lunch.) :o)


lcarreau - Jun 24, 2008 2:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful pic, Larry!

Yes, I'm more prone to think in terms
of the song, 'Turn, Turn, Turn' where
everything in Nature is based on cycles.
Great insightful comment, rdmc!

I caught several Rainbow trout yesterday
at a nearby lake. Will be pics from that
outing soon. I still need to go up to
Flagstaff, and check out the aspen up
there (in Lockett Meadows). Take care!

Larry of AZ :)


Dean - Jun 24, 2008 4:58 pm - Voted 10/10

Geez Larry

I was in California & Nevada over the weekend photographing rocks for you to paint, and
you go and get picture of the week. Yowser, Congratulations.

Dennis and I discussed how you painted rocks and enjoyed it so we found some dandies for you. Pics forthcoming. Dennis helped me celebrate my last county highpoint in Nevada, one in Mineral county called Mt. Grant.


lcarreau - Jun 24, 2008 5:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Geez Larry

Yeah, think I'll take a break from
the 'rock-painting' for awhile.

Back when I was in the service, we
had the slogan: "Smoke 'em if you
got 'em," 'cause it might be your

The same thing goes with TIME. If
you have a lot of it on your hands,
you might as well use it to your

Please ... don't forget to check
your "ghost forest" photo. I
wasn't trying to spark a world-wide
debate. Was just trying to submit
an answer to what I was seeing.
Apparently, the same thing is
happening in Colorado. Take care
AND thanks!!


seanpeckham - Jun 25, 2008 8:06 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful colors

Great shot Larry, and also congrats on photo of the week! Also thanks for the info on brine shrimp; I live not too far from the Great Salt Lake and I didn't even know that about them.


lcarreau - Jun 25, 2008 9:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful colors

Thanks, and not a problem. I didn't know, and
I lived in the Tooele Valley for 13 years!


tanya - Jun 26, 2008 7:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Very Nice Larry!



lcarreau - Jun 27, 2008 8:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very Nice Larry!

Thanks, Tanya ... what the hell does "kudos"
mean?? You make it sound like I'm about ready
to DIE or something! :))

I believe I deserve a free Brumbleberry pie,
the next time I visit Zion!

And a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to wash
it all down with!! Take care.... Larry


tanya - Jun 28, 2008 11:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Very Nice Larry!

I never thought about it really, but extending "kudos" to another individual is often done as a praising remark.

Come see me and it's yours!

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