Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

Newspaper Rock
Newspaper Rock, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)

Visions, fantasies,
Tales, delights, simply doodles.
Ancient secrecies.

Newspaper Rock – Tse’ Hane’ (Navaho for “rock that tells a story”)

“Newspaper Rock is a petroglyph panel etched in sandstone that records approximately 2,000 years of early man’s activities.  Prehistoric peoples, probably from the Archaic, Basketmaker, Fremont and Pueblo cultures, etched on the rock from B.C. time to A.D. 1300.”   Scholars have not yet been able to interpret the meaning of these figures.

That being said, I WONDER what story this rock has to tell!

Some other interpretations of “wonder”:


46 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

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  2. I really love what you have made out of the Newspaper Rock. I tried to photograph it earlier this year – and got nothing. Very well done. I really like the richness of tones and how well the petroglyphs stand out. And I like the way to framed it.

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  4. What a great picture… That rock looks as if it has lots of stories to tell… but I think that it’s even better at keeping secrets than telling them…

  5. There are so many amazing places in our world..discovered and still undiscovered. Thankyou for showing me this wonder…we all should share something unique from our side of the world with each other. A simplicitic world! A peaceful world!

  6. What a brilliant entry! Canyonlands National Park looks like a wonderful, magical place. Have to add a visit to my bucket list.

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  8. I am a fantasy action adventure writer. I see something like this amazing rock and the creative thoughts begin to flow. I start to think, how can I use this in one of my stories. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. We visited Newspaper Rock earlier this year during a time when the Arizona desert was green and alive with plants and flowers that covered hills and sang their ancient song to a sun filled sky. We looked through the telescope at the visitor’s turn off and were fascinated looking at a time long since spun into ancient history, but this photo is amazing. It gives us a look at the hieroglyphs that is much deeper than can be seen from the distance. Ancient secrecies! A great haiku too.

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