The Spanish word color often signifies the colour red. Colorado (coloured) is the a description (and name) of a place with a lot of red-coloured rocks.
We were flying to Mexico City over some of the red, red rocks of the American Southwest. I wasn’t exactly sure where we were but there were almost no signs of life in this beautiful barren country. An abstract painting in red. This inky blue-black river reminds me of the intensity of water colour in Lake Powell. There are no signs of life other than a squiggly line that may or may not be a road; if it is there is nothing travelling along it. Lake Powell, the same blue-black water, but the land is a paler red and people live and play there. Although now that I look at the photo I see there is no one there other than us.
Mexican Hat, a balancing rock in the American Southwest.
Car mirror reflecting the Valley of Gods in the American Southwest. Delicate Arch at sunset in Utah’s Arches National Park.Dead Horse Point gets its name from a horse that died within sight of water, unable to reach it.
This rock formation can be seen at North Entrance of Canyonlands National Park.Pinnacles at Monument Valley, the site of many ‘Old West’ movies. Sandstone rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park. Dried red mud landscape along Hwy 128 near Moab in Utah.
Lower Antelope Canyon.Red sandstone abstract, part of the sandstone surf at ‘The Wave’ in Coyote Butte by the Utah Arizona border.