Scenic Sunday: The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert from the Tawa Point overlook. June 13, 2011.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

Neither words or pictures can adequately describe the Painted Desert.  It truly looks as if an artist has spread beautiful colors over everything in sight.  We were there on a beautiful clear day, and the brilliant blue sky was just an added bonus.  This picture was taken at the Tawa Point overlook in Petrified Forest National Park.

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16 Responses to “Scenic Sunday: The Painted Desert”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Truly amazing, both the desert and the sky!

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That is a spectacular picture.The artist who spread the colours has to be none other than God Himself.

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Gorgeous skies and a terrific capture of the desert, George! So much beauty! You guys did have such a great trip! Wonderful! Hope your weekend is going well! Stay cool!


  4. Lesley Says:

    Truly a remarkable sight!

  5. Karin Says:

    I’m just going to echo Ruth’s comment! Exactly how I feel about the photo and having seen it in real life years ago. Rugged yet beautiful!

  6. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    The desert is lovely…but it’s making me feel even hotter than I already was. :))

  7. Katie Says:

    Beautiful colors… We traveled here a number of years ago and do remember its beauty!

  8. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    So beautiful….LOVE the blue sky against the reddish earth!

  9. Joyful Says:

    You’ve captured a beautiful desert scene. So many wonderful colour variations.

  10. ladyfi Says:

    Those skies are gorgeous!

  11. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Great photo. Reminds me of the old western movies.

  12. Judy Says:

    Sounds beautiful, though!!!

  13. Rose Says:

    I bet this was fantastic to see in real life!

  14. Reader Wil Says:

    This is absolutely fascinating! In Australia I saw rock paintings and in Norway something more like petroglyphs. Sorry I couln’t find the proper comment page. Your desert photos are also very beautiful.

  15. sartenada Says:

    Beautiful. From this one could easily paint a painting.

  16. Loren Says:

    Oh there definitely was an artist who drew this….You and I know HIM well…. The Lord did such a beautiful and breathtaking job for You and for Me and for all others to see!

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