|Lone pine tree at Malpais, NM © Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio|
"You are the truth from foot to brow. Now, what else would you like to know?" ~Rumi
Malpais means, 'badlands' and here in New Mexico, it is a National Monument Park. They're called the badlands "due to the extremely barren and dramatic volcanic field that covers much of the park's area." (Wikipedia)
Lucky me. I got to go not once, but twice this year! Both trips were completely different. The lava fields out that way are stupefying. No other word for it, I'm afraid. Funny though, on both trips, I did not go to the lava fields and photograph that because that becomes the entire trip for the day and we were trying to pack in as much as we could. And, let's face it. It can be either pretty darned hot traipsing across the lava fields or miserably cold-depending on the time of year. This particular area was quite magical unto itself. So many nooks and crannies and smooth rock like this. The vantage point on the top is pretty amazing too. On a clear day, I'm sure you can see Arizona!
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