Archive for the ‘Vermilion Cliffs National Monument’ Tag

Tree At The Wave   1 comment

The Wave March Tree-2012-03-21-Edit-2-B&W-72Tree at The Wave — Image by kenne

You can photograph trees

over and over and over

and tell a different

a story in everyone.

— kenne

Would You Mind Taking Our Picture?   2 comments

I’m not always behind the camera — I prefer to be, but I’m not.

Green Mountain Trail


The Wave, March 2012   4 comments

The WaveImage by kenne

Climbing the dunes surrounding the wave
we entered silence and was glad to be in it,
knowing we could only stay for awhile. 

By the time we readied to leave
others were beginning to arrive
breaking the wave of silence.

When I think of our visit to the wave
I recall how our combined senses’ of direction
was put to the challenge on our way out

since the path was not a trail but knowing 
that if we stayed true to our direction,
we would end up where we began.

— kenne

Hiking To The Wave_Panorama1 blogHiking Out from The Wave (March 2012) — Panorama by kenne


One Of The Most Picturesque Places In Arizona   2 comments

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 at 14-10-34_edit blogVermilion Cliffs National Monument (March, 2012) — Image by kenne

Vermilion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama Week, Day 2   3 comments

Vermillion Cliffs National Monument_Panorama1 blog framedVermilion Cliffs National Monument Panorama — Image by kenne


Capturing The Moment — Desert Dead Wood   2 comments

The Wave March 2012 - 2012-03-21 11-11-07 tree branch Art Poster Framed blog“Desert Dead Wood” — Image by kenne

“One by one her limbs succumb
to weight of vine and snow. 
Winds blow hard, she cannot bend
her roots let go, she tips, and then . . . 
her lumbering carcass comes to rest 
amongst the rocks and flowers
in the understory of her youth.
Prayerful chipmunks eulogize. 
Mulching worms and micro-organisms 
tenderize what’s left of her. 
Old molecules and rare earth ions 
seek asylum in the rain, penetrate the hairy roots, 
and rise up through the xylem of her progeny.”

— from Dead Wood by Ken Ingham

A Gallery of 2012 ImagesThat Appeared On “Becoming is Superior to Being”   6 comments

The following gallery contains

a representative review

of the many photos contained

in the 519 postings in 2012,

which had over 46,000 views.

What an enjoyable year of

photographing nature and sharing them —

the best example I know of

“Becoming is Superior to Being.”



(Click on any of the thumbnails to see larger views in a slideshow.)

The Wave In Black & White   6 comments

Wave — Image by kenne

Wave in black and white

All color sucked forever

The beauty remains.


The Wave Revisited   1 comment

The Wave In Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Image by kenne

The Color of earth
A wave minus sea water
Time to wave good-bye.

I April of this year a group of us from southern Arizona hikes the Wave in Coyote Buttes. You can see the photos and learn of our experience by visiting the related articles below. I’m sure there will be future postings revisiting the experience and maybe some return trips to this wonderful land.


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The Wave — Almost There!   6 comments

The last part of the hike to the Wave is up a steep slop of sand and bedrock — makes one appreciate the Wave even more.

A view near the Wave entrance.

Near the Wave entrance.

Looking out along the wall near the Wave entrance.

Looking up to the Wave entrance — the next Wave posting will be inside this beautiful place. Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Enroute To The Wave   4 comments

Enroute to The Wave

Dean & Mary Frances In The Wave — Images by kenne

I’m slowly getting through all the photos taken at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument and rather than wait to all are uploaded, I will be posting a few teasers — they are all beautiful, even if I say so myself.


Nature And Hiking Companions Provide For A Trip Of A Lifetime   8 comments

Pat and Tom Markey on HWY 89 near the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument just south of Page, Arizona

We just returned from a trip to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, near Lake Powell and Page, Arizona. This remote and unspoiled monument is a geologic treasure in northern Arizona and southern Utah is a must see area containing Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes and Paria Canyon. Our planned trip, lead by Dean Perron, was to hike into The Wave in Coyote Buttes. Since it is difficult to not get plenty of beautiful photos of one of natures masterpieces, I have many I will be sharing in later posting.

Scenic view of the Vermilion Cliff along HWY 89.

The Vermilion Cliffs is one of the newest national monuments (established in 2000). This scenic region is marked only by a few signposts, remaining without any visitor facilities or other improvements — leaving it as a place where people explore by themselves. Administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it remains a region where most tourists pass by in route to the Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell.

Southern end of Lake Powell just north of the dam near Page, Arizona. — Images by kenne

The Wave In March   3 comments

Source: National Geographic

This March 19-22, five fellow hikers and I will be hiking the Wave in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The February National Geographic issue has an article on this beautiful area, titled, “Rock of Ages.” The photography is by Richard Barnes, one of which is shown above. I hope to return with a lot of beautiful images of this natural landscape.


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