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  •  These are not Rocks! (0+ / 0-)

    These are monuments of the earth. Rocks are anywhere, these are only in Utah, or northern New Mexico.

    I know what you mean but others must come to understand that these are a specific geologic mix that is rare. And, it has a great beauty in itself.

    "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

    by RonK on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 09:27:57 PM PDT

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    •  My grandmother hated the desert (1+ / 0-)
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      She couldn't see past the stark, dry, not terribly well vegetated landscape to the never-ending patterns and textures, the odd symmetries and wonderful asymmetries.

      I, on the other hand, could spend years staring at the rock in any one of the parks of southern Utah.

      Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. - William Pitt

      by Phoenix Rising on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 10:27:15 PM PDT

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