Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in Sedona

Sedona, Arizona. Land of red rock spires, ancient homes and, if you believe the loco locals, spiritual vortices. Whatever your orientation, it was absolutely beautiful there. We enjoyed hiking, running and exploring, when it wasn't snowing!

This is on the way in to Palatki ruins, which are very well protected by the National Park service.

Palatki was the only place I've ever seen "black on black" pictographs. The volunteer ranger told us these were originally white, like other pictographs, made of ground rock painted on with human hair brushes. They turned black when the soot from fires lit beneath the overhang settled into the white. He said they'll be black for the forseeable future.

The view from Jerome, a little ghost town on the side of a big hill.

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