Part of the Petrified Forest National Park is called the Painted Desert. It leads the visitor on a tour of the varied colors and structures found in the desert of Arizona - a geologist's dream I'm sure, with varied colors and stripes and natural construction that makes up the topography of the desert. My pictures don't do it justice but you'll get a sense of how beautiful it can be.
|These pictoglyphs are centuries old - there are a lot of them in this part of the desert|
This place seems so ancient - the different stripes in the formations indicate millenia of sediment deposits and tell a story of how this area came to be. It just makes me want to go out and study geology so I can figure out for myself what all of this means.