Rock art

26 09 2022

Now, for you Southwest-rock-art aficionados, don’t get *too* excited about/by the title of this post; I don’t mean rock art in *that* sense. I mean just that I used a uniquely weathered boulder at the base of Filly Peak to frame a band of horses napping along a ridge above Spring Creek in the western part of the basin.

I’m not sure whether it *works*. … The mustangs are pretty far and not much more than dots (white or otherwise!), but I like trying to use the basin’s other, maybe minor (!), natural beauties to show off her obvious ones.

While there is a much-weathered panel of rock-art petroglyphs on a rock wall several miles north of Spring Creek Basin, just across the highway from Road 19Q/Disappointment Road, I’ve never found any in the basin.

(I thought I’d taken a pic of the boulder with my cell phone, but apparently, I didn’t. I’ll try to rectify that missed opportunity in the near future. The pic might work better if viewers could tell that the weirdly shaped orange blob at left IS a boulder!)


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26 09 2022
Sue E. Story

That “weirdly shaped orange blob,” aka boulder, is the perfect frame for those distant mustangs on the ridge!

27 09 2022
TJ

Fortunately, they were napping and gave me time to experiment. πŸ™‚

26 09 2022
axelsmom20

Enlarging the picture brings the horses into view – the whole place is so beautiful – thanks tj

27 09 2022
TJ

Thank you.

26 09 2022
Martha Kennedy

I take photos like that all the time but the boulder is usually my finger…

27 09 2022
TJ

Ha! Now you can tell people it was “rock art”! πŸ˜‰

27 09 2022
Martha Kennedy

You put your finger on it. πŸ˜€

27 09 2022
TJ

Har har! πŸ™‚

26 09 2022
TamrahJo

All of the above on various comments – me too (on, well I MEANT to capture….this….) but at end of the day, for myself? No sense loving something and sharing it with others, unless it’s framed into it’s overall context – near/far – blurry/focused, etc.
all the world’s a stage and we merely the [living actors] that walk across it – to, um, sorta, paraphrase one of my fave, Ole Bill said this… (Shakespeare) – πŸ˜€

27 09 2022
TJ

We have a pretty lovely stage that I imagine ol’ Bill could never have imagined. πŸ™‚

28 09 2022
Pat

Ha! I see a dot!

28 09 2022
TJ

πŸ™‚ You can click on the pic and it should bring it up a bit bigger in a new window.

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