Pictographs and rainbows
Friday was a laid back kind of a day. Al was sculpting, and I took the dogs for a hike. That evening I wanted to drive down the dirt road and visit the buckhorn wash pictograph panel. I have been here a few times before, but I never get tired of seeing pictographs, or petroglyphs. I always wonder, what were they trying to convey with these images, what message is there here?
These pictographs are like many others in this area, They are Barrier canyon style and are about 3000 years old. The difference with pictographs, and petroglyphs is how they were created. Pictographs were painted onto the canyon walls. Petroglyphs, which are only 1000 years old, are pecked into the stone.
Snakes are very prominent in any ancient rock art.
These look like angels to me.
These are very detailed and intricate.
After we left the panel, the sky started getting dark and threatening again.
The clouds were hanging low on the bluffs.
The sky to the west started to clear just a little. It looked like a prime rainbow sky to me. And boy was I right. We pulled over and watched the show.
This was the brightest rainbow I have ever seen.
The sky to the west was spectacular too.
The rainbow eventually ended and we started heading back home. Suddenly there was a smaller rainbow right in front of us stretching across the road. As we drove, it kept moving ahead of us, so we followed. After a while it disappeared too.
I have never followed a rainbow before. Have you?