I took this whilst I was at the Petrified Forest National Park in October.
Donna and I were out for a hike looking for what we hoped, were huge panels of petrogylphs. We did find some but, they weren't the large panels we had hoped for and to get up close to them involved climbing up an escarpment of large boulders. Instead, we got as close as we safely could, and sat down to enjoy them. Before I headed back down the rocky terrain, I noticed this little dead plant casting a shadow on a rock wall. I had to climb a little bit further up to get a shot of this and then realized what really was the backdrop for it.
It was this:
It took my breath away. And no, those are not petrogylphs on the top of this rock (or, I guess it really is a boulder). It's just the natural patina that it takes on after centuries of wind and rain.
I do find vignettes like this to be simply irresistible!
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2009 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here and then select the "Shadow Shot" set.