Monday, July 17, 2006

(Petroglyph Rock at Dinosaur National Monument)

Landscape, by Octavio Paz

Rock and precipice,
More time than stone, this
Timeless matter.

Through its cicatrices
Falls without moving
Perpetual virgin water.

Immensity reposes here
Rock on rock,
Rocks over air.

The world's manifest
As it is: a sun
Immobile, in the abyss.

Scale of vertigo:
The crags weigh
No more than our shadows.

(Monument Rock at Earthquake Lake)

A tree growing out of the rock at Cedar Ridge at the Grand Canyon.

A palm frond fossil found in Fossil Butte National Monument

A fish fossil found in the quarry at Fossil Butte NM

Rocks that are deposited by streams have rounded clasts, due to the abrasion they sustain during deposition.

Rocks that have angular clasts are deposited quickly, without a great deal of abrasion.

Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon NM, Utah

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Looking up at the rocks from the trail in the Grand Canyon.