Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Indian Ruins, Canyon de Chile

Prehistoric Indian Ruins, Canyon de Chile, Navajo Nation, Arizona.

Canyon de Chile is a huge canyon in the middle of a desert climate. This canyon created a micro-environment where there was water not too far below the surface of the canyon floor. The canyon walls are sheer 600 - 700 feet and provide protection from the elements, predators and competing humans.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Indian Ruins, Canyon de Chile

Prehistoric Indian ruins. Canyon de Chile, Navajo Nation, Arizona.

These ruins are called "White House". On the bluff the structure in the middle is white. If you look closely you should see some petroglyphics on the wall above the canyon dwellings.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

horse running on canyon floor

Standing on the top of a ridge looking down at Indian ruins (stay tuned) and there were horses running on the floor of the canyon. This white one was the most noticeable because of his contrasting color to the floor of the canyon.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

petroglyphic, bird with man


Petrogyphic from Arizona. This is artwork done by ancient Indians. Most are 900 years old. Petrogyphics are etched into the stone.

Friday, September 25, 2009

desert lizzard

...picture taken this week in Arizona.

I almost stepped on my little friend - twice. Once cause I didn't see him and the second time I tried to move away at exactly the same time he tried to move away and we both moved the same direction. I think the adrenaline made his skin turn about fourteen different colors.

I can't wait to get home and make a print.