Saturday, May 09, 2009

A desert and A forest all in one day

What a day to see the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest.........the air was warm and the sky was blue.............perfect day for a few short hikes.


See what I mean............these photos were taken straight out of the camera................no manipulation with color at all.




Found a few petroglyphs on one of the hikes we took.

Petroglyphs were sometimes calendars marking events like summer solstice and the natural landscape

Not a petroglyph..........but Mr Doodles showing a piece of wood from the petrified forest. The pieces are something to behold. Loved to see a coffee table made out of a piece of this however the few years in Leavenworth probably wouldn't be worth it.

This is an interesting article on petrified wood. At the park they have some amazing movies and terrific Park Rangers to answer all your questions. And yes they can arrest you for taking out a tiny piece..............they now do an auto check as you leave the park.

All in all it was just a great day.............................more photos to follow


1 comment:

Moon said...

What a beautiful day. Love the 'glyphs. Is that bird stabbing a man?