“Rock On” with Letter “R”

I love rocks!  I am a “Terra Firma” kind of girl.  Give me a choice between an ocean cruise or time in the mountains, and I will be packing the hiking gear before you can blink.  In fact, Pat and I were married in the Miller Peak Wilderness Area (more on that in November for our anniversary).  So it was an easy photo pick for the letter R.

On a previous hike we found Apache “Rock” paintings in the Dragoon mountains.ImageImage

At the Amerind Museum, you can walk around the huge rock formations which are part of the larger Texas Canyon area that I-10 runs through.  This is my favorite picture of Pat  He had to crawl up inside that hole for me to take this photo-what a sport!


Did I ever mention that I thought I was Wonder Woman?Image

We often go hiking at the Chiricahua National Monument through the Heart of Rocks/Echo Canyon trail. It is breathtaking!  You can see in the foreground where a wildfire went through there 2 years ago.  Image


There is also the famous “Kissing Rock” along the Grotto Rock Trail.Image

And the Organ Pipe Rocks.


Here is a rock with a number inscribed on it found at the original Charleston Ghost Town just East of here along the San Pedro river.  We have never been able to find out the reason for the number.  It could have been a mining claim number or an address.  Even the BLM Historian didn’t know.


And yesterday we went hiking in the Ramsey Canyon Nature Conservancy area in the Huachuca mountains.  The stream was flowing through the rocks!  This place is only a 10 minute drive from our house and really beautiful when the leaves turn.  ImageImage

You could say I have rocks in my head.  

See ya!




About psobrien

Hi, my name is Sandy and I am a retired professional quilter turned fiber artist with my main interest in spinning wool , using natural plants to dye fiber to be used in tapestry weaving. I grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky, travelled around the world and now make my home in Southeastern Arizona with my husband, Pat and Duffy, our Westiepoo.
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3 Responses to “Rock On” with Letter “R”

  1. Cindy in Fl says:

    Oh, I love the beauty of these rocks! I totally forgot to “R” today! Bad me.

  2. How old are the Apache rock paintings? I love the kissing rock! That’s funny!!

  3. weaverofgrass.blogspot.com says:

    I love rocks too and would much prefer touring an area with them to going on a cruise – thought fills me with horror. We have visited some wonderful rocky areas in the US over the years – Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon and many more. Also seen quite a lot of native wall art – wonderful.

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