Monthly Archives: September 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Learning, Running, Creating

Living in Ohio, going to the sea requires some significant travel.  However, our latest trip was to Sedona, AZ, and we learned that the sea helped to create the beauty of the red rocks.

Sedona - Red Rocks

Each of the different layers represented in the rocks owes much of its composition to the process in which the sea receded millions of years ago.  For example, the third layer from the top, the Moenkopi Formation, consists of siltstone and mudstone deposited in what were once tidal flat areas.

To learn more about how the rocks were formed, you can check out

I hope that everyone has a great week!

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Reflections of Nature – Walk with Nature

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In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

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Tucson Travel – Chiricahua National Monument


Every once in a while you you see a roadsign that attracts your interest and decide to make a detour to see it. I had never heard of Chiricahua National Monument until I saw the brown sign on the side of I-10 on a prior trip heading east from Tuscon, and a few days ago when I was looking for something to do I decided to go there.

It’s a fair drive from I-10 to the monument, but given that it is up in the higher elevation grasslands it’s a reasonable change of scenery from the Tucson area and not at all unpleasant. About the time you start to wonder if it is worth it, you come around a bend into a valley and find yourself presented with a stunning sight of rock pillers. A few minutes more is the visitor center, and from there the drive up to the…

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FOR ALL SH READERS!!!… TAKIN’ A SH DETOUR: The Spectacular Majestic Beautiful GRAND Canyon… AND Mesmerizing “Samsara”

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