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Road Trip Day 15 – Monument Valley and Flagstaff

Dawn over the Mittens at Monument Valley – what a treat for the last full day of our road trip.

Dawn

Sunrise

We drove to Flagstaff  after breakfast to spend the night with our friends with whom we have spent the last few days having amazing adventures. Their garden in the desert is full of colour – a tribute to the gardeners – and the Hummingbirds love their sugar feeder.

Road to Flagstaff

Mural seen on the way

Mural seen on the way

Sunflowers

Hummingbird waiting by the tomatoes

Hummingbird silhouette

Hummingbird coming to the feeder

 

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Navajo Wall Hanging, Dye Chart and 3D Printed Vase

While we were at The Hubble Trading Post, we treated ourselves to a beautiful piece of Navajo weaving and then, when we were in Monument Valley, also on Navajo Nation  lands, we found a pretty dye chart which shows some of the natural dyes used in the making of the rugs and wall hangings.

Small wall hanging woven by El Dora Bia, Style Burntwater

Dye Chart made by Rosalyn H Washburn (Dine)

Our eldest daughter is visiting for a while to help winterise the boat and she brought a couple of presents with her, elegant 3D printed vases, one red and one black, shapes that would be impossible to make in any other way.

3D printed vase

 
 

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Road Trip Day 14 – Monument Valley

 Monday 17th September 2018

Today, a drive through more incredible landscapes from Colorado to Utah and Monument Valley, that landscape known to many from the  ‘movies.’

The road to Monument Valley

 

Weekly Photo Challenge – Dialogue

Two photos that between them tell a story – the story is yours to find!

Dusk in Monument Valley

Dusk in Monument Valley

Early morning Monument Valley

Early morning Monument Valley

For others in this tricky challenge, click this link.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says…….

There are lots of signs here and they take me back on our road trip in America in September 2011.

We landed in Phoenix and drove up to Prescott where my sister and some of her grown-up children lived. From there it was on to The Grand Canyon and then across to Denver taking in all the National Parks on the way and lastly taking a fabulous 36 hour train journey to San Francisco for a few days in the city.

This was a fabulous trip indeed and I was very glad of this challenge to go back through the photos. I invite you to take the trip with me now.

 

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