Archive for the ‘Navajo Nation’ Tag

What’s In The Brown Bag?   3 comments

Elderly Navajo WomanElderly Navajo Woman — Image by Laura Gilpin

A hiking buddy shared the following:

“For all of us who are married, were married, wish you were married, or wish you  weren’t married, this is something to smile about the next time you see a bottle of wine:

Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road.

As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride.

With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.

Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a bit of small talk with the Navajo woman.  The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail until she noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally.

‘What’s in the bag?’ asked the old woman.

Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, ‘It’s a  bottle of wine.  I got it for my husband.’

The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or two.  Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an  elder,
she said:

‘Good trade . . . . . ‘”

— kenne

Western Horse Corral   Leave a comment

Monument Valley-3517-3-art-72.jpgWestern Horse Corral (Navajo Nation)– Photo-Artistry by kenne

“The past determines what our present is or our future will be.
I don’t think there is really a separation of the three.”

— Luci Tapahonso

Monument Valley — A Photo Essay   3 comments

kiko

 

Monument Valley Panorama-blogMonument Valley Images by kenne
(Click on any of the following tiled images to see in a slideshow format)

11. Meditation

Our life’s greatest challenges will be won
With the spirit and not by the sinews
At times next to you the Dance’s ghosts run
Other times they can be found within you

Smooth, rolling strides become my rhythm and rhymes
Subtly pick open my heart and mind’s locks
At peace, I'm inured to passage of time 
A slack-jawed Buddha floats between the rocks

Sun-baked vermillion cliff, eternity 
Spirit of the wild, you are the portal 
Stretching out to you, encompassing me 
Melt, intertwine, these moments immortal 

Fallen angels, my soul is expurging
When the body, mind, and soul are merging
-- from "Ghosts of Sun Dance -- Part 2" by Author

Explore Navajo Museum In Tuba City   4 comments

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Images by kenne
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The Explore Navajo Interactive Museum, located next to the historic Tuba City Trading Post,
had its premiere at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
The cultural exhibit represented the first time the Navajo Nation told its story to the world.

— kenne

In Beauty May I Walk: Navajo Prayer – Anonymous

In beauty may I walk;
All day long may I walk;
Through the returning seasons may I walk.

Beautifully will I possess again
Beautifully birds
Beautifully butterflies…

On the trail marked with pollen may I walk;
With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk;
With dew around my feet may I walk.

With beauty before me may I walk
With beauty behind me may I walk
With beauty above me may I walk
With beauty all around me,
may I walk.

In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, lively;
In old age, wandering on a trail of beauty, living again…
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.

 

Tuba City Trading Post And Navajo Code Talker Museum   Leave a comment

Tuba City-1717 blogOn the road headed to Tuba City on the Navajo Nation, with a population of over 8,600, it is the largest city in the Navajo Nation.
The majority of the residents are Navajo, with a small Hopi minority.

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The Tuba City Trading Post was established in 1870 and has been a place of commerce among the Navajo people in the area.
The Trading Post has been restored to capture much of its original appearance and still remains a working trading post.

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The hogan is the traditional dwelling of the Navajo people. 

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Joy enters the primary entrance to the historical trading post in Tuba City.

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The Navajo Code Talker Museum is connected to the Tuba Trading Post.

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While on the road, we passed time listening to The Garth Channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Passing Through Sedona On Way To Monumant Valley   1 comment

Sedona Snapshots (April 22, 2018) by kenne

A week ago today we began a short trip that would take us to several places we have been before, the exception being Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation. Heading north on I-10, we took I-17 north to Flagstaff out of Pheinox with a little detour over to Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon. After a brief stop in Sedona, we began the beautiful drive on the twisting Oak Creek Canyon 89A highway.

Our next stop was Flagstaff, just long enough to top off the gas tank, before heading on the Tuba City located in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Nation, where we planned to spend the night and check out the old Tuba City Trading Post.

— kenne

Antelope Canyon — I’ve Got To Go Back!   6 comments

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Antelope Canyon On Lake Powell, Arizona — Images by kenne (Click on any of the tiled images to see larger image view in a slideshow.)

June 9th we took a boat cruse from Lake Powell / Wahweap Marina that included going into one of the best known and photographed slot canyons, Antelope Canyon. The weather was perfect, only missing a few passing clouds that would have made the clear blue sky even more perfect. The boat followed the original path of the Colorado River along the shores of the Navajo Nation. The morning sun made for rich and deep colors on the high canyon walls — poetry in reddish striations. 

Sandstone Tapestry

 Breath taking moments,

A taste is not near enough

Of this slot beauty.

kenne

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