Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Florida limestone

The previous post is a close-up of a limestone rock, very common in this part of Florida. Limestone is the fossilized and calcified remains of sea creatures. As you can see in this photo, it is used decoratively on a golf course. It is used also in home construction.

There's more information on limestone in this article on Florida geology. Please check out the section on the Ocala Uplift.

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

So they put those limestone boulders on the golf course or were they there when the golf course was made?

Karen said...

The "sea creatures" come to life after dark. :-)

Sorry, Lowell, a long day of shopping makes me a little giddy.

Cezar and Léia said...

How interesting, I will read more about Florida geology.The picture is great!
Hugs
Léia

joo said...

They are superb, Lowell! I love stones and pebbles - actually I always bring pebbles from all my trips:)

Karen said...

Re: your comment on my blog

No new cars, Lowell. I should have chosen a word other than "giddy." I don't enjoy shopping but the upcoming trip to NY forced me to do it.

HARLEQUIN said...

wow ... previous picture - secrets revealed! :) Fantastic photos!

Car & Driver

Someone suggested this was a New York City driver, yelling and raising her fist for people and cars to get out of the way.