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churly
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« on: December 07, 2012, 05:38:30 PM »
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A fun trifle amongst all of these wonderful grand landscapes.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »
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Nothing wrong with this.
It is fun and does work well as an abstract image.
Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 10:24:45 PM »
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Nothing wrong with this.
It is fun and does work well as an abstract image.
Thanks for sharing.

Tony Jay
What Tony said.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 03:20:08 AM »
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It's winter time… Well seen!
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 09:01:15 AM »
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A nice detail. More good flowing water.
Tedious natural history: a biologist friend tells me that these midstream stones help ice to form across the channel relatively quickly. Stream "improvement" projects typically clear out such stones and slow the freezing process, greatly affecting the stream biota. Ecological restoration projects are putting the stones back in.
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 07:40:41 PM »
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Well seen! And captured!

Reminds me of this: Sculpture in Motion

As an anecdote to the tedious natural history - my father (former manager of road building and construction, who has a son who grew up to be a biologist) once told me of a project where a stream bed was moved to make room for a highway.  Yes, the rocks were replaced, but some ___ in his or her infinite wisdom spray-painted arrows on top of all of the big rocks.  After the rocks were moved it was discovered that the rocks were placed in the streambed with the arrows facing in the opposite direction.  The contractor was told to go back and and turn all the rocks all around.  Which just goes to show that even environmental consultants can do really stupid things.

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 08:11:21 PM »
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Don't let Mike paint an arrow on your nice Surf Crab!!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2012, 10:29:21 AM »
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Thanks for the comments everyone!

Scott - That certainly tallies with my my observations.  As Mike says - seeds.  In the case of this particular rock, it won't be there for long as the next decent swell will reconstruct the outlet of the river.

Mike - Thanks for the link and the the story.  It's always a smile to celebrate our own foolishness. 

And now a bit of additional natural history.  The rock in the image is in the outflow of a fresh water pond trapped behind a cobble bar that separates the pond from the bay.  In Atlantic Canada these ponds are known as barachois which apparently derives from the Portuguese (small bar).  As I indicated, the bars are very dynamic and every time we have a decent swell the bar and outlet change significantly.  We live about  1/2 km from the water and when the swell is on you can hear the large cobbles rolling in and out with the swell.
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