Hope this isn't too much Utah in one week, but I could think of no better choice for the theme than the aftermath of thousands, if not millions of years of erosion. It's truly awesome to see these rocks...so many shapes and variations. This is the famous Double Arch. It's different from most arches in that it's a "pothole arch"...formed by water eroding it from the top instead of the more typical erosion from the side.
By the way, Arches National Park was one of the parks that was victimized by our can't leave fast enough President. Late on election day, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced that they'd be auctioning more than 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside or within view of it. Many of us sent in our protest, and last I heard, the auction was called off. Hurray for democracy!
This Utah Rocks post is also a Deja Vu post...JC has started this very relaxed and free form meme where he'll post a photo that came to mind when he was looking at someone else's shot. Last week he saw my Sanderlings and that inspired him to post some shore birds of his own. Now this week, he saw something that made him think of Dead Horse Point, Utah and he posted a beautiful shot of the same.Got the idea?
Now I could have been reminded of any number of photos, but being as how I'm so in awe of Utah, the first thing I thought of was my own visit to Dead Horse Point. Alas, my photos of it aren't so great...it was just that kind of day. That led me to taking solace that I did get some good ones. I think this shot one of them.