Saturday, July 9, 2011

Dinosaur Monument

We drove into Utah.

We were looking for Dinosaur Monument.

We saw a Bullock's Oriole at a Humming bird feeder
at the Welcome Center.

His mate was waiting for her turn.

It was here I first learned of the petroglyphs that were
on the rocks in the Monument.

The quarry was closed to the public.

We saw a Spotted Towhee.

He sang for us.

A new to us bird.

I was disappointed I couldn't get into the quarry.

Yet when I saw the rock art I was thrilled.

The art spoke to my soul.

The Clovis Tradition are my favorite Paleo-peoples.

But the Fremont peoples were amazing humans too.

We had a wonderful trip this year.

We had a long detour on our drive home.
The Missouri river was flooding.
Our highway home was closed.
We came through Iowa.
I am happy to be home.
Happy to be dreaming of the
First Americans and Mammoths.


the handmaiden's studio said...

I lived in New Mexico for awhile and now live in Utah. The petroglyphs have a magical quality to them. I am glad you enjoyed them!

Tammie Lee said...

i feel as though i went on a journey with you, such awesome photographs, and sightings. I had no idea i had such good company in my love of lavender ;-) look at the beautiful critters that visit it!

those are amazing rock art too!