Sandstone sculpture

23 07 2021

A couple of friends talk about the sculptural rocks they would take home to their gardens when they visit the basin. For the most part, the rock geology isn’t as exciting as that in other parts of the Southwest (Utah, for example, which, by simple human border, isn’t too far away), but sometimes, I find very cool rocks that have been sculpted by the march of time, the wind’s persistent fingers and the rain’s action (and freezing and thawing of moisture in winter).

This chunk of sandstone, for a variety of reasons, seems very sculptural to me. From the top, there’s a crack or fissure that makes it seem as if the rock was molded from the bottom up, and the ends overlapped at the top to form the window in the middle.

It’s a little unfinished looking, right? A little *raw*. But Nature’s masterpieces are always in a state of *being sculpted*, eh?

Cool, huh? The bottom two pix were taken with my cell phone.

This sculpted sandstone boulder is perfectly placed in Spring Creek Basin’s garden. … But someone please let Ma Nature know that there’s a leak somewhere in the sprinkler system, and we’re just not getting the showers we really need to keep the greenery green.


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23 07 2021
TJ

I’m seriously going to start using reverse psychology; I scheduled this post a couple of days ago, and Mother Nature has rained on us! A bull’s eye, right here in Disappointment Valley! πŸ™‚ Thanks, Lady. We sure need it.

23 07 2021
Pat

Nature is amazing Γ 

25 07 2021
TJ

She sure is!

23 07 2021
Sue E. Story

Art in the wild. Cool. And I thought it looked like you guys were getting some rain, TJ. So grateful. We’ve had a couple good rain episodes at our house too – some real monsoon action for a change! It’s been really nice.

25 07 2021
TJ

I think you’re right! This pattern is acting like an actual monsoon – sunny in the mornings, then building clouds and cooling temps. We don’t always get the rain here, but if not here, around here. It’s LOVELY. Glad you’ve gotten rain, too!

23 07 2021
Karen Schmiede

So pretty. Nature is so beautiful. Hope you are getting rain!

25 07 2021
TJ

For sure – and yes, we are! πŸ™‚

23 07 2021
Lynn and Kathy

What really cool pictures!! Not surprised you noticed this special beauty out there!! So happy the rain dances are working, at least a little…

25 07 2021
TJ

Thank you for the rain dances! πŸ™‚ We appreciate every footfall and every drop!

23 07 2021
Carol

Very cool ❀

25 07 2021
TJ

πŸ™‚

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