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photoblog image The Wonder of Mud

The Wonder of Mud

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 46b.jpg

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 50b.jpg

The Wonder of Mud

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 46b.jpg

 

photoblog image 2017 Anniversary Trip 50b.jpg

comments (18)

i really like the upturned curls in the first shot, Elizabeth. i am tempted to try out how brittle they are.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they great! They were soft, actually.... There's always some moisture in this canyon - unusual for a desert canyon... but I think that keeps the mud from completely drying out.
Beautiful and grotesque at the same time...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: yes - that could be said!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jan 2018, 04:35
Love these curls of dried mud, Elizabeth...like shards of ancient pottery from a lost clan.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Ray! I find them fascinating!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jan 2018, 05:02
These are great detail pictures. Nature is wonderful. Isn't this just amazing, the curled clay??
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Astrid! Truly - I marvel more at nature than I do man made stuff - most of the time!
(Nice to see you! XOX)
Quelle sécheresse ! C'est très joli.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Martine! Have a nice weekend!
I especially love the footprints (dog?) in the mud.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes they were from someone's dog... a few years ago when we were here, a kid fell in one of the water pools... was COVERED in clay/mud!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Jan 2018, 05:54
Surprising pictures of mud - I like your choice
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Lisl! I have many more... smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Jan 2018, 06:26
Contemporary art indeed!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so! smile
J'aime beaucoip cet aart naturel ..
Bonne journée à  toi
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Claudine! Me too!
Have a nice weekend!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jan 2018, 07:11
Well I would never have guessed that this was mud. But then the native Americans would have made full use of this for all sorts of things, including cooking pots probably. Is that an animal footprint in the bottom image?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Interesting isn't it! Oh yes - they make use of everything at their disposal!
Yup - a dog!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Jan 2018, 07:33
Oh, this is amazing- I thought of broken pots on the first image.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Wonderful isn't it, Philine!
Mud mud glorious mud
nothing quite like it for cooling the blood

as the old Flanders and Swann song says
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Ha! You have a song for everything!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Jan 2018, 08:35
Marvellous Elizabeth, they are works of art in their own right.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chad! I sure agree with you!
At first I thought it was rejected material at a pottery,fascinating to see this in nature.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile You'd be close, wouldn't you!
I must admit to thinking originally the top items were man made, more evidence of just how clever nature is.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't it amazing! I have so many photos of mud! smile
This brings me back to childhood when I would collect this half dried mud to sculpt. I grew up in a more clay based soil rather than the island's sand based soil where this site is rare.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: oh I know what you mean, Mary! Great fun to play with isn't it!!
Fascinating stuff - one can see how mud huts can be constructed!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is indeed!
I have some difficulty in understanding the image, they look like shards of old vases, but I imagine it is rock sediments
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're close, Claudio! It's dried mud, of a very sticky, clay base! Each "shard" is about as big as my foot!

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