Thursday, March 25, 2010

This week at work

I saw this in a boulder and thought it was a fossil. But it was just a flat chert pebble.This little stream was so calming, but it made me have to pee.

This was a pretty cool paleo-channel. You could see the bedforms and the u-shape. The edge of it was strangely rounded though.
I've never seen a center stake tied to the old well head before.
I'm not sure why this is so important. All the invasive species had taken over this reclaimed area.
This washed out photo is of a couple of juniper berries. The one on the right was really different, it looked more like a flower or pine cone. Interestingly enough, juniper berries aren't really berries. They're extremely modified pine cones.
It's kind of hard to see in the photo, but there is a very large burrow preserved in the sandstone above my field book. That was the only fossil we found that day. :-(
A stack of Brennan Basin Flapjacks.
Iron concretion surrounded by smaller iron concretions.
PPE is not my favorite thing to wear. But I do look pretty good in it.

Decreased liability for our clients is more important than avoiding heatstroke,



Amanda said...

I don't blame you about the orange coat. Blech. And I didn't know that about juniper berries! I guess you do learn something new every day!

burkitos said...

Oh yeah, that juniper berry is easier to see now. Great pix!

Jay McGuire said...

Wow! You have a cool job. Seriously. You just get to play in the dirt all day and get paid for it! Life doesn't get better than that! So I take it you're still in Vernal? I want to come down to Roosevelt this summer so I'll have to swing by and see you!