It's hard to imagine living in a region like this...it's Arizona and from the photo graph, an endless sea of rock or sparse landscape. However, just around the corner is a river which even in the summer had water and the rocky edge of the mesa provides a myriad of opportunities.
This small nook in the mesa edge was over looked by a very small pueblo...and the people of the pueblo likes to peck in the rocks...
and if you look closely, the petroglyph becomes more evident
...and even closer it becomes a rather iconic image...
On our way to (and from) the TNNA Summer Show in Columbus, OH, Brenda and I stopped by several sites of rock art in both Arizona and Utah. It was important for me to be able to see the work in the context it was created in. It's one thing to look on the internet and see photos taken by other people (such as the last of the images in this post)...but it's an entirely different and much more meaningful (deeper if you will) experience to see them first hand. Absolutely mind blowing for me...not sure why they created the images, but it was humbling.
Jim writes most of the dribble for our Banter. Sometimes it's serious, but often not...then, neither is Jim