Friday, September 4, 2009

El Morro National Monument

Mouse over pics for captions, click on pics for larger views.


A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a sandstone bluff made El Morro (the headland) a popular campsite.

I took pictures of the Anasazi ruins at the top, but these have yet to migrate to my home pc. Perhaps in an UPDATE!



P.S. I'm using the new blogger editor. A test!
The House of Substance: Beaten to the Punch
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13 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

You have 2 left feet,Thunder? Death panel for you!
Is that a New Mexico slug in the first photo?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's a New Mexico hummingslug, A.K.

How do you like that expression?

Would you please go away so I can get back to my flowers
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A Tabla Rasa said...

We were there a couple Augusts ago.

http://peripateticphotos.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=50

Scroll about 2/3 of the way down for the start of the El Morro stuff.

Another Kiwi said...

Hah hah it is a hummingslug. Once the so-called brain got into the right frame it is easy to see. So did you eat it?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I would have, but I was afraid he/she/it/hummingbird-slug would peck my eyes out.

By the way, I added some pictures. The stone steps picture looks pretty nifty when you expand it. On the other foot, that picture of Woodpecker Rock looks like I didn't hold the camera steady. GRRRR!
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M. Bouffant said...

Huh? Whazzis "new Bugger™ editor?" Does that explain the regimentation & puniness of the pix (as laid out, not the quality) in this item?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I tried the new editor as an eperiment, M.B.

I'm still trying to figure out why links I make to other blogs don't appear at those blogs. My content is not updated automatically when I post on Technorati, either. I have to ping them, then it updates. These things are probably related. I used the same classic blog template others use, so now I'm wondering if maybe my antiquated operating system is to blame. Thanks, Microsoft!

P.S. I'm not happy about the picture size. The old editor has the size (300 x 400) specified in the html. The new editor is more mysterious.

I'm through with the new editor. Also.
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Substance McGravitas said...

Baffling tech stuff, nice photos.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I found a better picture of Woodpecker Rock to post.

Match that, Park Service!
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Another Kiwi said...

Jebus, in the last photo there is grey stuff with holes or something in it. Not steps???

Jennifer said...

I love the first one!

And, I noticed how your "left foot" photos now include the gratuitous knee shot... I imagine a day when you're showing your entire left side...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is gratuitous Latin for "the one with hatchet scar on the side"?

P.S. Coming soon, El Calderon! (No My Left Foot photos there, it wasn't that kind of place.)
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Brando said...

Awesome photos, thunder.