Communion With The Sun

A descending sun illuminates Arizona's Courthouse Butte.

The 2,500 foot cliffs surrounding Sedona reach up to the 6,800 foot elevation
of the Colorado Plateau.

Once again, climate played a pivotal role in the shaping of Sedona's
landscape. In the 85-million years between the deposition of the Redwall
Limestone and the Coconino Sandstone Formation, the region was gradually
changing from a wet tropical climate to an arid desert dominated by barren
sand dunes.

As greater quantities of windblown, iron-free sands were deposited on an
area comprising most of Arizona, Utah and western New Mexico, the (ancestral)Pedregosa Sea filled in, retreated southeastward, and eventually disappeared.

Sedona was located in the center of a large inland sand dune desert, much
like the Sahara Desert.

Because of its larger grain size, iron oxides passed through Coconino
Sandstone, allowing it to retain its "beige-colored" sandy color.

Not so with the fine-grained sandstone making up Courthouse Butte.
Iron oxide seems to have made its home deep inside "The Court of the CRIMSON King."

January 9, 2009


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Noondueler

Noondueler - Mar 2, 2009 2:23 am - Voted 10/10

A healing vision..

for us twenty-first century schizoid men!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 2, 2009 7:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A healing vision..

"Cat's foot, iron claw!
Neuro-surgeons' scream for more!
At paranoia's poison door :
Twenty-first century schizoid man!!!"

(King Crimson - 1969)

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 2, 2009 5:42 am - Voted 10/10

A Plus

You get an A+ for the whole project Larry. Isn't it about time you did a melodious geology degree?

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 2, 2009 10:11 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

No, I think it's about time I went on a
vacation to the Canary Islands!

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 2, 2009 5:56 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

You want something more yellow or a cool breeze? BTW Why don't you put this irresistible pic under the Red Curtain? That shapely talus cone...

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 2, 2009 7:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

I can most certainly do that! : ))

I want something a bit more green and aqua-
marine blue. (But red's the best I can do!!)

A cool breeze blowing off the ocean would
feel rather refreshing right now.

Does it sound 'magnanimous???'

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 3, 2009 2:50 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

Absolutely. What's more, I suspected you were actually green inside - kind of reversed watermelon. Now that I've read your comment on Bob Sihler's great article that's currently being advertised, I'm absolutely positive about that.
Cheers
Jacek

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 3, 2009 6:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

I'm flattered and blushing - a reversed
watermelon???

As long as nobody drops me from a 10-story
building, I guess I'll be okay! Take care!!!

: )))))))))))))

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 3, 2009 7:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

I was just feeling the sudden urge to sit
barefoot on the front porch with a dog named
"Sloan" and hold a large piece of juicy watermelon
in my hands; its JUICE dripping down my chin as I eat it! Emmmmmm so YUMMY!

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 3, 2009 7:30 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

Watch out!!! It's like devouring your anti-Larry and threatening your balance, not to mention the SP equilibrium

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 3, 2009 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

Besides that, it might affect my karma!

I better stick to mangoes, papaya and guava!!!
Better to be safe than sorry! : )

And ... in the midst of all the chaos, perhaps I can save a piece of myself for
another day. End of the story!!!

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 4, 2009 2:52 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

End of Hisstory (and the Last Man) (FFukuyama,1992)
(Don't think the planet will let your wallstreetwise America have the last word any more.) THAT'S THAT.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 4, 2009 11:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

That is NOT that - like I said, I had no choice
in the matter. My ancestors made the choice to
struggle, face many hardships in their quest
for a better life here in America.

Freedom is never free! And ... THAT is that !!!

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 4, 2009 5:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

I do appreciate what they did. I wish mine had as well. But in those days freedom didn't include freedom to print as much money as you need, did it? Take care of your freedom Larry!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 4, 2009 7:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

"The last word." : ))))))))

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 5, 2009 2:57 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

Sure. :((((((((

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 5, 2009 6:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A Plus

Smile. :- )))))))))))

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 6, 2009 3:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: A Plus

Americans are too powerful :DDD

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