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June 28, 2012



WOW! If there was any doubt that I need to get to this place, you just erased it! So beautiful...


Beautiful, Sallie. How fab that you had good weather for this trip, too! Nothing like blue sky to contrast the red stone.

laura k

oh i LOVE this...what an awesome sight to see. i can hardly wait to retire and be able to hit the road and SEE all the beautiful places in this country!!

Sandy Carlson (USA)

Looks like an amazing place where survival was a challenge.


I love these photos! I visited Canyon De Chelly in 2001, and was really impressed by it, such a beautiful, and unusual place.

Rambling Woods

a part of the country I would love to see


Wonderful shots - I really want to visit that part of the state. Thanks for your kind thoughts, they are appreciated.

Stewart M - Australia

What a great place. I'd love to see it for real!

Cheers - Stewart M

PS: there's a new post on my wordy blog it you have the time to pop over!

Pearl Maple

fabulous photos, it is such an amazing part of the world to visit, thanks for sharing


what dramatic scenery!

Rita aka Cashjocky

Very interesting post. There are so many places in this country I have never heard of. Thanks for removing one more unknown from my list.

Sally in WA

Oh so pretty, Sallie!


Sallie, this is another place I have longed to experience and connect to the land. There is something about the Navaho that draws me like a magnet. Permanent heart failure is not something I would wish on anyone, it is so restrictive and means not being able to travel by commercial airliner.

I am so glad I can see these wonders on your blog.


There is another White House out in the wild.


Simply beautiful tale of Spider Woman. I love hearing old Indian legends.
I don't suppose their White House had air conditioning.


Hi Sallie, what a pretty day. The sky looks beautiful. Perfect day to be skywatching and sightseeing. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

Taken For Granted

This is a great part of the world both geographically and culturally.

Carol Carson

Wow! I didn't know there was a legend. Just thought Spider Woman was a fictional character made for TV/Movies. Very interesting, and the photographs were stunning.


When I saw your beautiful pictures and read your very interesting post I thought at Tony Hillerman's books. A so great pleasure !


What an adventure you have been having, it must be amazing to see this for yourself!


Beautiful captures. Happy sky watching.

My Sky.


It's a truly amazing, fascinating area-lovely and descriptive photos.


Great and lovely images. Is one of them, or more, from Mesa Verde? I seem to recognize it.


That's a beautiful part of the country, but then, we are fortunate to have many beautiful places in our Nation.


You got some marvelous shots here!!


Of all the places I've lived, the Southwest was my favorite. Canyon De Chelly is such a marvelous place.

Colin Huggins

Exceedingly interesting blog Sallie.
I wonder how many of the old "Cowboy and Indian" movies were filmed in this area??
The "White House" eh? Certainly doesn't look like the one on "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C."
No doubt all this area is under "preservation laws"??
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
Weather report: Noon, Friday 29th June.
A yellow thing is now visable in the sky, whatsitcalled"??
BUT clouds are again appearing - needed in Colorado (the rain) but not here.


Oh my, these are breathtakingly beautiful, Sallie, especially the White House.


When I visited we only had time to do the rim drive....did you use a guide to go down into the canyon?

J Bar

Awesome rock formation.
Sydney - City and Suburbs


Great photos of a majestic landscape Sallie. We finally got some rain in Breckenridge tonight. Thank goodness!


the ruins are just so awe-inspiring. thanks for the explanation of spider rock. :)


Great post.
Amazing shots from a beautiful place.
Wish you a wonderful weekend, Sallie.


Incredible formations, - what a beautiful state. Thank you for sharing these amazing pictures, Sallie.


gorgeous. so envious.


Beautiful pictures!

Lavender Dreams

I have been there several times! What a coincidence! I lived in the four corners area for over 3 years. I lived in Crownpoint, NM back in the '70s! I still love those mesas and those beautiful mountains! I love to travel back out there and hike!

Boom & Gary

Fascinating post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia Kirkwood

Such a gorgeous, dramatic place and your captures for the day are awesome, Sallie! Terrific post! Thanks for sharing with us! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!



Absolutely amazing shots. Fantastic formations.


Great photos and post!Have a nice weekend!

Laura Hegfield

fascinating story and beautiful photos!


Canyon De Chelly National Monument looks great and unique.

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