Daily Photo 16 December

The “Tee-pees” formation in the New Mexico Petrified Forest National Park

Amazing colors.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. jpeggytaylor says:

    Fascinating rock formations! It seems amazing that a forest once grew there in New Mexico … a few million years ago πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for stopping by again πŸ™‚ this part of our country is such an amazing place!

  2. la_lasciata says:

    What an extraordinary and amazing place it is, your Painted Desert !!!

    1. If I hadn’t seen the colors in person I would not be able to believe these are the real colors!

      1. la_lasciata says:

        And how horizon-widening in an absolutely literal sense, Iris !

  3. The Petrified Forest National Park is in Arizona. But we do have similar formations in the Bisti Badlands and De-Na-Zin wilderness area in Northwestern New Mexico.

    1. What town is it close to? I would love to drive through there one day.

      1. South of Farmington. BLM has a web page on them with directions to the trail heads at http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/wilderness_and_wsas/wilderness_areas/bisti.html

      2. OMG…I just googled the Bisti Badlands! Why have I never heard of this area? It’s totally AMAZING. Thank you so very much for telling me! We already have plans for Four Corners because when we went there in 2010 it was closed for construction. We plan to visit Chaco Canyon on the way so Bisti is right there on the way.

  4. Helene Kwong says:

    Interesting. Never seen anything like them before!

    1. Thank you for stopping by. πŸ™‚

  5. Fascinating photo. πŸ˜€

  6. Unreqwrited says:

    Stunning, they take my breath away πŸ™‚

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