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Monday, July 13, 2009

Hoodoos for Heads or Tails


Barb Skittles at Heads or Tails offers 'pile' as the prompt.

Hoodoos

naked piles of stone
stretch toward
skyborne canopy
totems carved
by deserts in the sun

I've always been fascinated by rocks, rock formations and the red desert rocks, in particular. The title Hoodoos links to the Wikipedia article.

The image is an original watercolor by Sue.


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17 comments:

chicamom85 said...

That is beautiful.

Anne

anthonynorth said...

Great intent you've put into nature there.
Loved it.

Sammi said...

love the texture of the image.
vivid words.
nice.

i beati said...

fabulous use of word and color sandy

Old Grizz said...

wonderful post with beauty and information. thanks for hoodooing me

Skittles said...

You painted this???? So beautiful!!!

Me and Mr. Skittles have visited a few places like you describe and hope to again. :)

Psst.. I messed up on today's theme. Shame on me. lol

Rinkly Rimes said...

The illustration is arresting and the words complement it.

fickleinpink said...

rock formations always amazes me, too. I always try to make images out of them!

Michelle Johnson said...

I've always like rocks, rock formations too. I love to climb up on them, sit and think about things while enjoying the view- when I can. You poem and watercolor are great. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Sue said...

Beautiful! I got goosebumps reading this one :)

blushing rose said...

AWESOME! TTFN~ Marydon

paisley said...

beautiful verse and an informative article, as i have never heard of a hoodoo before.. thanks for bring them to my attention...

Geraldine said...

This is gorgeous Sue!

La@shots said...

and I am always fascinated with your brush strokes...

indicaspecies said...

You'd like the Petra very much in that case. I love mountains too, especially the Himalayas. This post is fabulous!

Clara said...

Beautiful watercolor and beautiful poem! It makes we wish I could walk right into the picture.

I'm glad to find someone else who did post about laundry or work needing attention. I posted a happy pile, too.

venus66 said...

The painting is fantastic and the words are wonderful.