Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lilies and Hearts

It's spring and the Uinta Basin is green. With all the rain and snow, it's staying green for longer than normal. I haven't got a picture of it, but I've been to a few spots where the Sego Lilies are literally carpeting the ground. In all the springs I've spent in the desert, I've never noticed a Pink Sego Lily before, but this year, I've seen plenty.
Also, I found two natural heart shapes within a few minutes of each other.

Heart shaped lichen.Heart shaped cross-section of a bone in pink sandstone (another thing I've never seen in the Basin before).

Sprinkling silica gel,