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Here’s just one of the many interesting views of the Painted Desert landscape that could be seen as I made my way from Phoenix to Page, Az on route US89…and of course, I had to pull over and snap a few shots for good measure!

This particular region of the state encompasses over 93,500 acres and stretches over 160 miles / 257km. It begins near the southeastern rim of the Grand Canyon and stretches to the Petrified Forest, about 26 miles / 42 km east of Holbrook, Az. Along the way, it grazes the backyard of the Wupatki National Monument Indian Ruins. The Painted Desert derives its name for the multitude of colors ranging from lavenders to shades of gray with vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. It’s a long expanse of badland hills and buttes, and although barren and austere, it’s beautiful in its own right. Not the first time I’ve taken this drive, and each time I do, it makes me think of the planet Tatooine from the original Star Wars movie…anyone seen my droids? :)

Today’s choice of picture was inspired by this one that Rosemary (SnapRJW) provided for us just a couple of days back. Worlds apart, but similar in nature.


Thanks for taking a look.


* With family coming into town through the weekend, I’ll once again most likely be slow in responding to everyone.

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  • Copyright: Jason Cowling (jcpix) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1584 W: 2 N: 3079] (11648)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-04 2:59
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