Saturday, October 01, 2011

City of Rocks


City of Rocks near Silver City, NM. On both of my past trips to Silver City, NM I made it a  point to stop here at the City of Rocks. Just a huge out cropping of boulders that are Mother Nature's sculpted works of art. I imagine what it must be like to camp there overnight and see nothing but the dark night sky littered with the stars of the Milky Way. The nice thing about fantasy trips is that they are free and easy to get there. So, I think the overnight stay there will remain a fantasy trip for me.




Doesn't it seem like these boulders have a personality of their own? Sort of like the trees in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy? As though they could get up and walk. Perhaps they do at night when no one is looking.

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"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

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 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.

19 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like fantasy trips myself, Paula! I can go anywhere I want, and, as you point out, it costs me nothing!

FOR LOVE OF SHADOW

Tell your shadow that you love her,
Spurn your shadow, if you dare.
Keep your shadow out of darkness,
Keep her in the sun’s harsh glare!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and here

gigihawaii said...

Gorgeous! I love the thought of seeing the Milky Way at night.

sarayutouched said...

nature has a fantastic way of transporting us. i like the thought of the boulders walking around for some reason...

happy sss paula!!

Ralph said...

It does have the feel of a skyline, minus of course the steel, glass and brick of a populated city. An amazing view. Out west, you have the neat sights that we in the hilly east do not: rocks and stoned designed by God, mesas and vistas that go on forever. It has been decades since I was in AZ, and NM is perhaps even more impressive. I like your neighborhood!

Sylvia K said...

Like you and the others, Paula, I like fantasy trips and the idea of boulders walking around! I love your your shadow shot for the day! Such a great looking, interesting place! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

I love your shadow shots .... and your imagination! I always think that clumps of mushrooms/fungi have little elves iving in them!!

Sarah said...

It looks like a great place. THe rocks do have personality. THey remind me of Henry Moore sculptures.

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful, Paula. I love nature's sculptures. This week I posted photos of the hoodoos in Alberta. Plenty of inspiration for the imagination.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love the shadow shots, and the thought of being there at night under the milky way what an experience that would be.

LV said...

Great rock formations showing off ibtheir shadows.

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful shadow shots.

My shadow shot post, have a lovely weekend!

Cassie said...

Very cool ShadowShots. A fantasy camping trip here sounds like a blast. NM has a wide open sky. I used to live in Alamagordo 40 years ago and still remember the clear sky...ALso the dust storms where nothing was visible! Happy SSS.

Jeanette said...

Fantasy trips are nice, we can make them exactly what WE want them to be. The rock cropings are interesting by day, but I am not so sure about the night time. May be a few to many creepy crawly critters out and about in the night for me. While the sky is probably beautiful at night, I'll stick to indoor sleeping.

Cassie said...

That's funny about the oil cloth. Great minds as they say....
I have that blue one, and also a black one with fruit on that I purchased at a little import shop in Phx called Sueños. I like them on my deck tables because they are so cheery, save the glass and are so easy to clean! Roberto closed Sueños down and moved to San Diego. I'll miss that little shop. Had the coolest items.

chubskulit said...

Such a gorgeous shadow pattern! I love how you captured them!

My shadow shot post, have a nice week ahead!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Interesting post and nice shadow shots.

Regards and best wishes

Eden said...

Beautiful rock formation. Great shots.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love these big rocks, and yes, we can imagine that they could be walking around at dark finding a new spot to sit! In fact that big rock on the right in the first picture looks so much like a chair when we first looked at it! Enjoy your week Paula!

teresa said...

awesome place and pictures. would love to visit but it may be a fantasy trip for me as well. overnight would be icing on the cake. thanks for letting me visit.

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