This Earth Story is a tale told in orange as we celebrate the grandeur of the earth revealed in brownish, yellowish, orangey colors of America’s state and national parks.
Orange is the happiest color.Frank Sinatra
In the photo above, hikers make their way around the striated rocks of Zion National Park. And from our car window, we captured a bit of the grandeur of this park as we gazed upward, never daring to pull over for fear of what might lie ahead for us.
At Mesa Verde, rock ledges form a ceiling and floor for residents who built a home protected by the elements.
Rugged, red-orange boulders at Valley of Fire (near Las Vegas, Nevada) contrast beautifully with clear, unblemished blue Western sky.
Closer looks reveal undulations and unusual formations possibly from rushing waters centuries ago and tall formations cradle little rocks below, inviting us all to move closer and take note of this old yet beautiful Earth Story.
To really be a part of the landscape, you have to move in and on, above and around the orange landscape. It’s the only way you can allow the earth to speak to you and tell its version of the story.
The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.Psalm 89:11
Occasionally, we see evidence of man’s response to earth. Petroglyphs at Valley of Fire reveal conversations and earth stories told by civilizations long before our time.
The earth is speaking. We just have to listen.
To read and see more Earth Stories, head to Amy’s post for breathtaking photos set up by Mother Nature herself.
Travel the earth,
Rusha & Bert