Monday, September 22, 2008

Superior Shore Grass

Shore Grass, originally uploaded by jw_creations.

A lone boulder sits on the edge of this billion year-old basalt cliff - deposited here by glaciers during the last ice-age. Robust grasses grow alone so close to the waters edge, as this particular area lacks soil and nutrients to support larger plants. Any soil which does accumulate is lost to the effects of water and ice during harsh periods of storm and wave action along the shore.

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