Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Painted Desert from Kachina Point



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

We came upon this view of the Painted Desert while on a short hike at Kachina Point in Petrified Forest National Park.

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My Blogging Muse has become about as dry and unproductive as our yard and garden, so Betsy and I have decided to take a blogging break. I'm not sure what (if anything) we'll do other than trying to keep our roses and other plants alive. If my Muse cooperates, I'll be back the last week of September.

35 comments:

Tanya said...

the colors in this are so pretty! sometimes a break is needed, i take them periodically when i just run out of gas :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that is such a beautiful shot. i love the texture and colours.
stunning!

troutbirder said...

Have fun George. See you in Oct. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I do hope to see you back here.

rainfield61 said...

Find a meditation cave....

And you will come back very soon.

Your muse will be very interesting by then.

By the way, thank you for your sweet words in the comment.

Life Ramblings said...

that's a beautiful landscape. have a wonderful break George.

Ginny said...

The paintbrush of God.

Sandra said...

enjoy your break

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Great photo and I think my blogging is in the tanks right now also... Go have some fun!!!

imac said...

Nice shot George.
Enjoy your break, and come back refreshed my friend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That photo is amazing!!!!
Enjoy your break....I know you will get your mojo back soon. :)

Ann said...

Are there iron in the red soil? My husband went to Australia, and he said the redness is made from iron.

Indrani said...

It does look like a fantastic painting.

Elettra said...

George know how hot it is in my country I too am doing a lot of effort to live in ler my plants, I hope in some fresh, hello!

Elettra said...

George, I wanted to ask news of Mildred, I know that you are friends, I can not login any more in his blog, I hope that she and John are well, if you are in contact Say hello, hello and thanks.

Janie said...

The enlarged view is amazing!
Hope you and Betsy have a relaxing, renewing time on your blogging break.

T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron said...

Been there, done that! Have a nice blog break.

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot.

Ryan said...

Great shot. I took a bloggy break a few months back but then I realised just how much I missed writing my nonsense and had to come back.

Take it easy and enjoy your break.

LV said...

Everyone needs a break now and then. I am taking one next week for a few days. Whatever you do be careful.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Everyone needs a blogging break now and then. Enjoy! ...Marsha

Craver Vii said...

May you continue to be a blessing to each other. I look forward to seeing you when you return, Sir.

teca said...

Relax... I'l be waiting for you, sir.
Warm hug and love.

Linnea said...

I can see why it's called the painted desert! What a piece of art. Love those little flying saucer clouds heading across the sky. Enjoy your mini break!

Leovi said...

Simply wonderful, exquisite, delicious light that this attractive landscape, despite being the desert.

SandyCarlson said...

Enjoy your break, and thanks for leaving us with this beautiful image.

EG Wow said...

Enjoy your time away after you have recharged your batteries. :)

Ann said...

Just want to say Hi when you come back. Hope you and Betsy had a great time away, and you flowers didn't get upset with you for neglecting them.

Ben said...

Nice viewpoint. I remember it being rather flat there. And a bit otherworldly. See you later this month!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Happy to see this photo because the kids and didn't get to see the painted desert. Looks like we'll both be making return trips to see the things we couldn't fit into the itinerary this time around.

This photo is really beautiful! The colors are just amazing!

Jessica Thompson said...

Have fun!
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Kirigalpoththa said...

Hi George,
This is lovely!

I'm also not frequent in my blog... But I read all your posts.

Waiting for your blog return. :)

teri said...

Enjoy your roses and Betsey. Enjoy your moments away- you give all us other bloggers -non blogging envy. But we will miss you. Great shot by the way!

Ash said...

What a view!