The limestone shoreline on our side of Lough Mask looks like a pavement made from slabs of exposed rock, the blocks separated by narrow, shallow fissures.  When the winter floods sink back, the lake leaves a thin film of white silt which settles into time/water eroded sharp-edged small holes or cups in the limestone. Chunks of rock have long empty spiky tubes Рlike a candle casting factory. Retreating ice sheets left boulders of sandstone and limestone strewn around, the limestone resting in centuries old sockets as the surrounding slab slowly dissolved around them. Amazingly, over spring and summer, ferns, orchids and other wildflowers carpet the stone and ash trees grow in eggcups! Constant magic..

A new plate drying off.

Limestone Pavement, Lough Mask. A new plate | 2017 | In progress PRINT WORK | Media: | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments (0)

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