17 hours ago
Thursday, 14 May 2009
My first entry in Skywatch ... so I went into my archives.
A couple of weeks ago, we went fossil hunting near Hazen, NV.
The area that we were in, was the bed of an ancient lake, that existed about 9000 years ago, called Lake Lahontan. This part of the Nevada desert is rich in gypsum and fossils.
When we left Reno, it was raining. However, out in the desert, while the clouds were dark and glowering, it stayed dry though a little windy.
The desert sky certainly had a wild beauty about it, that day, which matched the land underneath it ..
( Click on any photos to enlarge. )
Meesha, surveying the vastness of it all ..
Disused gypsum mining pit ..
Looking towards the far off mountains, as the sky darkens. Still didn't rain on us, though !
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