Thursday, October 20, 2016

Waking Up Another Stone Serpent (CT)

John Henry Twachtman, Spring Landscape, ca. 1889-91, pastel on paper, 12 x 20 inches,
 Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Stonewall Built over a Glacial Boulder along a Hiking Trail in New Hampshire USA

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Marlow, New Hampshire 03456  United States

Monday, October 03, 2016

New England Landscape Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) New England Landscape, ca. 1849. Oil on canvas. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tippin Rock Tips

(Species Specific Squamation vs. Pareidolia)
“We tried several different spots and the big stone rocked slowly back and forth nearly every time, so the legend of Tippin Rock has proven true...”
The whole story here:
     If you think you "see faces" in the Tippin Rock boulder, it might be considered pareidolia (when the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists). I'm looking instead for what might be weather worn human enhancements to the stone based on squamation (the arrangement of scales on an animal). Note the squamation on the face of this “Ornate Eastern Box Turtle:”

Squamation: 1 : the state or condition of being scaly or scaled. 2 : the arrangement of scales on an animal : scalation. ~