Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Prairie Moments

Morning Marston

The red roads are made from indigenous volcanic rock and makes an interesting contrast to the green shrubs. Because of the elevation, some areas get snow in June, so there was a surprising amount of water considering it was desert. In the valleys the water " weeps" from the rock walls. Hydrologists estimate it takes between 1200 and 4000 years for the water to enter as rain or snow at the top of the porous mountains and work its way by osmosis to the valley below. . Interesting to see the native junipers. We know them as garden shrubs but here they have adapted and have grow to be 25 foot trees
Catch you later
Doug G

Thanks Doug

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