The best reason to photograph rocks like these is because bringing them home any other way would not be feasible. It is easy to just walk by (commenting, if at all, “Oh, another rock!”) or quickly flip through the photographs. Each is a world of its own.
When I overlay these gorgeous images of nature with the many layers of geology and biology that could also be seen—if only I knew how to look more fully—I’m clear I could spend the rest of my life simply enjoying being among these marvelous fragments of our universe.
As a side note, I enjoyed re-reading “Lichens of the North Woods” by Joe Walewski, a book I’d recommend to all, as I worked over these images.