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glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. Stromatolites.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. More stromatolites. We’re up about 6,500′.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake. This was once the ocean floor.

 

glacier park stromatolites
Summer 2017 at Upper Grinnell Lake.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. Small reception/retail desk and lobby.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. View from opposite side.

 

Granite Park Chalet inside
Inside Granite Park Chalet. Getting ready for staff history lesson.

 

Granite Park Chalet floor
Granite Park Chalet floor. Couple billion years old.

 

Artist Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. Things like the Pafuri baobab, a South African tree that is likely at least 2,000 years old — and requires an armed guard escort to visit. Or the stromatolites of Western Australia, organisms connected to the oxygenation of the planet that began some 3.5 billion years ago. She has spent years tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at her photographs of a world that has lasted for millennia

 

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Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son (15). This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.