Friday, July 12, 2013

Surrounded by Boulders

Surrounded by gigantic boulders, I was bowled over viewing the ruins and the boulders which had fallen from the cliffs of Marble Canyon (no marble there but it was named marble because of the Vermilion rock colors) in Arizona.  Whether it was the Anaasazi (ancient ones) or just the cliff dwellers, they have many names and dwellings all over Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.  The Navajo called them the Indians without water.

I don't know about you but I am glad I was not there when these boulders fell from the cliffs. 


Surrounded by boulders the size of semi trucks.








Shelter built with smaller rocks.

and Oh, the Places I've Been from the Tablescaper.


14 comments:

Kara said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like that before. That's wild.

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Hi Ruth,
Wow, I have not heard about this super giant boulders. Yay, I too am glad that I wasn't there when they fell. Their size and shapes and amazing, and its interesting that dwellings were built out of them. Fascinating post.

Noel Morata said...

That is quite impressive and isn't that amazing what people can do with rock and making a place to dwell in?

I'm inviting you to join us on a regular photo tour link up on Mondays called Travel Photo Mondays, take a look

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful photos!

Dianne said...

Ruth,
Thanks for your visit and kind comments. It looks like from your last few posts that you just took my dream vacation out West! We were in AZ many years ago and Utah last year, but i love red rock! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Ann said...

Such a spiritual place I'm sure, the Indians really did have a glorious way of living in those cliff dwellings.
Ann

Poppy said...

Hi Ruth,

So nice to meet you!

Wow! You have captured such tactile photos of this amazing place! Thanks for sharing, very interesting!

Poppy

Jama said...

Beautiful photos!

Marcia Mayne said...

Very impressive rocks. At first, I wasn't sure where you were. Thanks for sharing this with us.

PS: Great to 'meet' another tech writer/travel blogger!

GingerV said...

I love AZ, you know I spent my childhood in Cottonwood and Jerome. the desert scapes have marked me for life I think. Love all the shots, their colors and their story, like the first the best.... no particular reason, just like it. LOl.
ginger

Rebecca said...

What a terrific presentation. Huge boulders...so cool.

Pauline said...

Truly impressive, Ruth, the place and how you captured it. I don't think I'd have the nerve to enter that last little cubbyhole. I like your unique approach to the topic.

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

These are some impressive boulders. I've always been fascinated with the Southwest and these are some of those reasons. I haven't heard of Marble Canyon but it looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Irene S. Levine said...

What a totally unique and amazing place!

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