Think of your current age and how long you have been on this earth. Now, who is the first person that pops in your mind from the early 1900’s, around a hundred years ago. What about a 1,000 years ago, who comes to mind? What about 2,000 and 5,000 years ago? Now it gets a little harder for most of us.
Let’s add some more numbers in, not for people, but for events.
We know these numbers and have heard and read others describe nature with these timeframes, but they can be hard for us to grasp and fathom.
As I began to search for photos for the Into The Rock Project, I noticed layers of sandstone where small, rounded, white pebbles were embedded in the bluff. I soon discovered fossilized tree branches on the underside of overhangs that were absolutely fascinating.
Questions appeared. How did these items end up “trapped” in sandstone? How long did this process take? As I researched and read about the geology of the midwest and Illinois more questions were raised.
From an intellectual standpoint the pieces of this enormous jigsaw puzzle began to come together, but it still left questions regarding age and how we humans throw around vast distances of time like throwing unwanted pennies into a public fountain.
That’s were Photo No. 3 comes into play.
PHOTO LOCATION: Jackson Hollow Ecological Area, near Ozark Illinois
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