John & Anne Wiley

2014/02/26

Rock Bands

People sometimes discover totally new fascinations, and the subjects of these fascinations can change. For me flying isn’t a new fascination but as regular visitors to this blog well know, it has triggered several new fascinations. A big one is the rock bands in our mountains. Bands of rock that protrude from the scrub and rubble, revealing sculpted shapes.

1383 Three Splits

1383 Three Splits

Maybe this fascination is new because flying over these shapes provides an immediate 3D sense impossible from these photos, or from the ground. Another reason is probably that many of these sculptures are far from trails and thus invisible to all but the hardiest hikers. Or aviators. How is it the three massive boulders above are each somewhere in a process of splitting right down the middle?

1319 Texture Tales

1319 Texture Tales

The texture of this rock band peeking from the garnish of brush tells timeless tales of wind and water, begging to be touched even if only by the eye of a passing pilot. Then what about this fascinating dry waterfall? How many people even know it’s there, and fewer still have ever seen it much less found a way to explore it on foot. Maybe as time and technology continue making it easier to see and even stand in such places, there will be ever fewer unknown fascinations for people to discover.

1402 Fascinating Falls

1402 Fascinating Falls

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