The Painted Desert

Today is Canada Day …  but my post is not about Canada. I still  have many posts to share from our trip in the USA. This post is about a place we truly enjoyed.

The Painted Desert is a wonderful display of nature with splendid shapes and colors.   A reminiscent of a landscape from another world. The Painted Desert derives its name for the multitude of colors ranging from lavenders to shades of gray with vibrant colors of red, orange and pink. It is a long expanse of badland hills and buttes and although barren and austere, it is a beautiful landscape of a rainbow of colors.

Nothing better than leaving the photographs saying it all.




I was so happy to enjoy the landscape. I just wished we had more time to stare at it.  My photos are not telling all how I felt  but at least it might give you an idea of the  beauty of the place. Route 66 once cut through the park. And an old Studebaker is there just waiting for us to take a few shots.



This man was happy I stopped for a few minutes . He  asked me to take a photo of him with the old car. I hope the photo turned all right.


Close by,  we can see the highway 40. But we are not leaving the area yet  , we have more to see … The Petrified Forest is around the corner. It will be coming soon in my next post. Thanks for reading.

And Happy Canada Day to all Canadians reading my  blog !

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