Here are some photos from a recent walk in the high desert on the Colorado Plateau. There is so much color out there, it is very impressive! The wildflowers are (clockwise): Tidytip, Potts Prickly Pear, Globemallow, and Phlox.
This is a Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus I found in northern Arizona.
In the Sedona area of northern Arizona, the layer of red rocks are a sandstone that was deposited about 300 million years ago, in the Permian Period. You can learn more about it here: A RED ROCK AREA. I took these photos in the Village of Oak Creek area, the views are truly vivid and breathtaking.
Vermilion Cliffs is up in northern Arizona, in the Arizona Strip area of the State. This area is part of the Colorado Plateau of the four corner states. Vermilion cliffs are made of sandstone, silt stone, limestone, and shale. The formations are thought to be eroded from water and wind over millions of years, exposing… Read More NORTHERN ARIZONA RED CLIFF AREA