greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"Squares may look distant in her rearview mirror..."

Today, Elizabeth would have been 48.

A long, strange day. We drove from Birmingham all the way down I20 to Russell, Mississippi. In the rain. And fog. And then drove back again. We'd not originally intended to go all the way to Mississippi – only as far as Livingston, Alabama – but then we sort of got carried away. I blame the beautiful weather. Anyway, this is in preparation for me getting back to field work sometime next month. If it ever stops raining. We left about 11 a.m. and made it back here just about 5 p.m. Through the haze and gloom, I spotted roadside outcrops of Demopolis Chalk.

The interstate was a lesson in Alabama wildlife, even if it was all of the "flattened fauna" variety – white-tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), a coyote (Canis latrans), several possums (Didelphis virginiana), an armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus), and so on.

I will leave you with this photo of the swollen, muddy Tombigbee River, at the Sumter County-Greene County line.


2:42 p.m. ("Under a Mold-Grey Sky")
Tags: alabama, driving, geology, mississippi, paleontology, rain, rivers, zoology

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