This week we are challenged to share images that demonstrate texture, either natural or man-made. From the post: “This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. It could be made of natural materials, as in these images, or with man-made objects.” You can read the entire challenge post here.
The opening image of this week’s challenge submission is a sandstone monolith found near an observation area on the east bank of the Colorado River just south of the Glen Canyon Dam. On our way back to North Dakota a couple of summers ago, we decided to check out some of the northeast parts of Arizona. Stopping first at Page, location of the Glen Canyon Dam, and then on to Monument Valley on the Navajo Reservation, we had the opportunity to view new and interesting landscapes. New to us, of course, considering nature has been sculpting the landscapes for millennia.
Much of the terrain around Page is composed of sandstone. A geologist would identify sandstone as a “clastic sedimentary rock“. In plain English, rock that’s composed of fine grains of sandy material bound together with a natural cement. Wind and water erosion creates interesting and often spectacular textures in the relatively porous sandstone base. I submit for your visual consumption a small gallery of sandstone images taken near the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River at Page, Arizona. Click on an image below to view the photo in larger size and scroll through the gallery.
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