You know how hard it is to find neighborhood subjects during a pandemic? Well, real hard. It is a good thing we have our party bus and plenty of bloody mary’s today, cause today we are going to go look at limestone. I know, I know. Not the most exciting thing for sure, but we all like each other, and I have booked Big and Rich to play for us.
Lakeway has an abundance of Gen Rose limestone, and some of it carries traces of fossilized plants and animals. Unfortunately, The Producer and I could not find any fossils. It is believed the limestone was formed in the Mesozoic Era. For those without a calendar, that was about 108 million years ago.
So hop on the bus, help yourself to a bloody mary, grab a breakfast sandwich, and let’s go.
Our first stop is to look at a house that has been finished in Cordoba Cream limestone.
Here is the side of a Target store with two kinds of limestone. Cordoba Cream on the top and Walnut on the bottom
A closer look at the Target store.
A couple of big chunks of limestone.
Here is a small stratum of limestone.
Some bricks made of Cordoba Cream limestone.
Here is a hillside of undisturbed limestone under the turf retained by limestone blocks
Another hill of limestone. You can see the stratum lines even though they are covered in dirt and vegetation.
A fence made of limestone blocks.
Another block of limestone.
A wall made of smaller bricks of limestone
An exposed stratum of limestone.
A huge stratum of exposed limestone.
Milled blocks of Limestone as a landscape feature.
A fountain made of limestone.
Finally, our tour ends with another home finished with Cordoba Cream limestone