Friday, April 3, 2015

Where did all the color go?

Lyman Lake, Arizona

Lyman Lake is midway between St. Johns and Eagar on Highway 191, in southeast Arizona.

When the Hopi inhabited this 1,200-acre park, Lyman Lake did not exist. The lake was created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River and is fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain.

We loved how monochromatic the landscape is with the land, water and shrubbery all blending and melding together so one can hardly tell where one leaves off and another begins.

Hiking along one of the trails, high above the lake, we viewed petroglyphs, which can be found throughout the park. The landscape creates a stunning backdrop for the ancient artwork.

Benton only had eyes for one more stick throw.


"The sky is like a monochromatic contemporary painting, drawing me in its illusion of depth, pulling me up."

― John Green, Paper Towns

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