Tuesday, April 29, 2014

It's that time of year again...

...got to get out of town early or not at all this Saturday...


Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Tonaquint site

The next three photos show Brandon attempting to get pics of two petroglyphs that I have no idea how the hell someone pecked into the rock. The crack is about six inches wide

Project Herbivore...

“It was either the chaos of a crowd of thoughts or the silence of solitude... nothing in between..”

Winter Quarters Pt. 1

Winter Quarters Pt 2

Don't dance on a volcano...

The Santa Clara volcanic field is a volcanic area north of St. George in SW Utah, which has been active since about 4 million years ago. It contains numerous cinder cones and lava flows.
The Santa Clara lava flow was erupted from 2 young cider cones above Snow Canyon about 10-20,000 years ago and is one of the youngest lava flows in the Colorado Plateau/Basin and Range region. The almost unvegetated lava flow extends 16 km to the south down Snow Canyon, excavated through rocks of the colorful Navajo Sandstone.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Shhhhhhh....... this site is "off limits" to everyone......

“Simply because humankind have the power now to meddle or 'manage' or 'exercise stewardship' in every nook and cranny of the world does not mean that we have a right to do so. Even less, the obligation.”

Edward Abbey

Like a good neighbor...

New C14 technique helps date Australian rock art

A team of archaeologists and scientists have used a new technique known as plasma oxidation to produce radio carbon dates for paint fragments from rock art as small as 10 micrograms.

Past Horizons

Amish Riot ! - Midnight Screening of 1985 Thriller Sparks Unrest

A midnight screening of the 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis; Witness, has ignited scenes of violence and rioting throughout the Amish community across the United States.

The movie, which focuses on a detective protecting a young Amish boy who becomes the target of a ruthless killer after he witnesses a murder in Philadelphia, is claimed to "belittle" and "insult" the Amish community, according to Amish spokesman Jerome Balls, who also attacked the "stereotypes" of the characters portrayed in the movie.

The film, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing, was screened at a theater in Baltimore.

Balls has called for Amish people "to rise up" and to "fight back".

Clouds of smoke from burning potpourri wafted over the hulks of carriages and buggies, which had been parked defiantly but legally in allotted spaces across farms and once tranquil communities Thursday as hundreds of demonstrators shook their heads and muttered their annoyance and their displeasure.

One man even threatening to shave his wife's legs if another screening occurred.

The demonstrators threw nasty glances at police and chanted, "This is darn unacceptable."

At least one horse defecated in a public place, according to media reports, after he became agitated due to the thronging crowds however, according to police, this manure was quickly cleared from the highway by the offending horse's conscientious owner.

"Bureau of Land Mismanagement."

“The fire. The odor of burning juniper is the sweetest fragrance on the face of the earth, in my honest judgment; I doubt if all the smoking censers of Dante's paradise could equal it. One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West. Long may it burn.”

― Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The haunting rock art of Sego Canyon – extra-terrestrials or spiritual visions?

The sandstone cliffs of Sego Canyon are a spectacular outdoor art gallery of petroglyphs painted and carved by Native Americans peoples over a period of around 8,000 years. They are characterised by more than 80 imposing and haunting life-sized figures with hollowed eyes or missing eyes and the frequent absence of arms and legs. Some claim that the mysterious figures are evidence of alien visitation in our ancient past, while scholars maintain that the strange beings represent shamanistic visions produced in trance-like states.

ancient origins

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bunk! Bunk, I say!

Bring me a bag full of Bigfoot's droppings or shut up!