Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Icicle Storm

The storm that has descended on Louisville has brought snow and now ice. It appears to be melting but more snow appears on the way.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ice Coating a Peach Limb

This peach tree limb tip is encased in ice after a storm has passed through Louisville.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dehydrated Plastic Medallion

Here is a special type of plastic that can be dehydrated. When the water is extracted it contracts into a smaller shape. In this case, this drawing of a dinosaur contracted into a smaller shape that can be used as a medallion. It is a pretty neat process and people can buy a product like this in the store called Shrinky Dinks.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Here is an ancient sea creature I am trying to draw. It is called a Conularia and existed in the Mississippian Period. It is not known what it actually looked like some thought it might be some sort of jellyfish that floated around. Specimens have been found where the tip or apex had a stem on it. So it might have been like a crinoid with tentacles.

Check out this link at Harvard for more information about this creature.

The Louisville Fossils site also has an entry.

These creatures can might also be referred to as Paraconularia. You can find some more images of the Conularia on the KYANA Geological Society website:

This link shows a nice specimen from Missouri.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fossilized Fern

Here is an image of an ancient fern. I am not sure if it is stored in coal or shale.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flexicalymene Trilobite

Here is an Ordovician trilobite I found on a KYANA Geological Society field trip ( My cousin has recently finished sandblasting it to reveal more detail.

The trilobite was called a Flexicalymene from the Ordovician Period. It is approximately 2 cm in length.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Icicles in Crawford County Indiana

Here are some icicles that formed on a sandstone cliff face in Crawford County, Indiana.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Louisville Arena

Here is a picture taken from across the Ohio River showing a section of the Louisville Kentucky skyline. The cranes are building the University of Louisville's new arena that will be practically on the river next to the 2nd Street bridge.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Small Devonian Horn Coral

Here is a small horn coral probably from the Devonian Period found in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

UPS Plane Flying Out of Louisville, Kentucky

Here is a UPS plane flying out of Louisville Kentucky off to deliver cargo somewhere to the northeast.