Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Stills (10/23/11 Rocks)

This week's Sunday Stills challenge is to post rocks and rock formations. Here are my offerings, taken a few days ago:

This photo was taken in the deep southwestern United States, on Native American tribal lands.

This interesting house is in the Zuni Pueblo, right on the main street. It is certainly not typical of a Pueblo dwelling, not even for modern times.
When you reach out the window to snap a picture, this is what you get. But I always get a kick out of seeing the school bus parked on the edge of this big rocky hill.
This is a very zoomed in photo of the green house on the edges of the canyonlands. They must have amazing views but I still wouldn't want to live there.
Check out the layers, or strata, in these striped mountains.
I believe these are the Zuni mountains. Notice the stripes and unusual rock formations? 
Check out previous posts on my blog for some more interesting rock formations, such as Garden of the Gods, Camel Rock, petroglyphs, Canyon de Chelly, and oh, so many more.

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14 comments:

Ann said...

people who live in stone houses can thriw stones? LOL

seriously, would it be warm in winter?

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Ann- I think it is made of adobe bricks which are very insulating. Adobe is made up of clay, water and fiber, usually straw, and then sun dried. What's so unusual about this house is that it is built like a regular brick house and not covered with a coating like most adobe houses. see here for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe

I notice that there is a chimney so they must use a fireplace or a wood stove for heat.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Or maybe it is stone? Still, there is at least one fireplace to provide heat.

Jake said...

Cool stuff. The Zuni mountains are really pretty. I do like the school bus shot.

dibear said...

I loved the colorful mesas. I love the southwest. :)

Shirley said...

I really like that last shot- the white stripes are really interesting.
Love stone houses, bet it is cool in summer.

MTWaggin said...

The Zuni mountains look like a fun place to shoot pictures - also looks like a haven for snakes! eek!

WildBlack said...

Zuni mountains looks cool :) Nice shots :)

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Nice shots. Well done.

Dan

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

The bus shot is funny. I like the last one, too.
If that Zuni sign is the same one going south from Gallup, then there is a letterbox right behind it. :)

~Lisa

2browndawgs said...

Beautiful pictures. Love seeing all of the pictures of the mountains. Good job!

henrygl said...

nice shots, i loved the stone house, should be pretty cold in there....

firaszphotography said...

Cool shots!

achieve1dream said...

Those are really cool!