I am participating in Friday My Town Shoot Out, where we take photos around our respective towns and share them. Today's theme is TIME. So, first I will show you the town clock in Loveland, Ohio - a really nice little village just outside of Cincinnati. Then, we will take the long view of time - while staying in the same location!
Notice that I did not 'center' the clock! It is on the 1/3 line(!) in adherence to the Rule of Thirds. Now, let's stay in the same location and travel back in time 500 million years. We are still just outside of what will one day be Cincinnati. But, now it is the Ordovician Period, and there is a warm, shallow sea here. Here are some 500 million year old fossils that I found not far from where that clock stands today.
If you look closely, especially at the second fossil picture, you will see that the floor of the ancient sea was covered with tiny shells. The first fossil photo is little branching corals.