Saturday, 23 April 2011

Friday off

On friday I drove with Paula Rice to Wupatki National Monument and Sunset Crater

The San Francisco Peaks, from the roadside on the way to Sunset Crater

Flowers in the lava field


Ponderosa pine

The incredible stillness of Wupatki


Wonderful, recently-found pot, one of two found when eroding lava uncovered a little of the surface. 
"....Rich Rogers happened to see a small piece of pottery exposed at the bottom of a gully created in a slope of volcanic cinders." 
Read the whole account here
Near the rim of the pot one can see holes which had been drilled in order bind  a crack tightly together and prevent it developing further.
Wupatki pueblo

Weathered rocks at Wupatki
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