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Ponds can silt up into swamps which turn
into grasslands that grow coniferous
that give way to deciduous ones later.
It's pretty predictable mathmatically, if
take into account the land rising/falling,
silting and evaporation. All you have to
is place the appropriate
or grasslands where you need them.
the depth of parts of the pond and
to suit your needs over 500 years.
Over 300-500 years a watery duck can
turn into a green fuzzy bunny or the face
of a man can grow old as his beard gets
Perhaps, this has been done before and
may want to look at what has been left
||Great if it works. BTW, do you have any idea how much that name looks like the name for a certain preservation process?
||For some reason I feel a little sad when I happen upon a tree-overgrown foundation of someone's long ago farm or summer house and think of the time and sweat that was put into the structure and land.
||This idea reminds me of a nascent idea I had - the Million Year Building. The contest would be to devise a structure which would be recognizable as a human endeavor 1 million years later. HP Lovecraft's ancient races pulled this off all the time, but I think it would be difficult.
Candidates which I think might make it a million years might be huge sculptures like Mt Rushmore or Crazy Horse Mountain - but even then erosion might make them hard to recognize. The Hoover Dam people thought the dam might outlast our civilization - but I bet not a million years. [sartep]'s idea here would be a different way to go about this: a construct which evolves in such a way as to retain its form after time. But a million years is a long time.
||It took me a long time to click on
this idea because I had
automatically dismissed it as a
misspelling of 'lamination'.
I'm going to click 'for' just because
I was too quick to judge, and
despite the fact that you did
(I hope that's not just a correct
||All in favor of anything made to last over the millennia, whether it changes or not, so croissant. I don't think it's quite so easy to plot out how large scale things will change over time, though. Plenty of urban and suburban developments have seen lakes dry and lawns turn to swamps entirely unintentionally.