Saturday, March 17, 2012

Valley of Fire

A huge rock defying the laws of physics
Yesterday my husband and I took a picnic to the Valley of Fire.  Though only about an hour and a half outside of town, we had never visited this beautiful state park.  The day was slightly overcast and breezy, the air was fresh, the rocks made everything a little cooler, and the views were truly breathtaking.  If this wasn't enough, the entire area is decorated with petroglyphs that are thousands of years old!

I took over 200 photos (hah), and it was difficult narrowing it down to a few.  I may post more later in the week, but here is a sampling.  Of course, they don't do justice to the real thing..

Can you spot the petroglyphs?

Here they are up close in the top right corner
Here are some petroglyphs on a different rock

and here are some more..
So scenic!  And the roads were very curvy!
My man was in awe of the petroglyphs; he's a mystic at heart

Can you spot the bighorn sheep?

All the rocks in the park are sandstone (created from prehistoric sand dunes)  The wind shapes
them into amazing formations..

Good for the soul

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