Created 19-Jul-11
Modified 19-Jul-11
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This portion of the Painted Desert is in the Petrified Forest National Park. The photos were taken on May 28, 2011. It was really really windy. The sky showing in some photos is brown due to the sand in the air.

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Sure looks like wood.Petrified logPetrified log complete with rotted out center it seems.It looks like a chunk of wood.A complete petrified logVery colorful.More colorMore colorIn the visitors' centerThe brown in the sky is wind-blown sandThe brown in the sky is wind-blown sand.Patterns in the desert.Patterns in the desert.Just a bit of colorPainted Desert portion of park.Painted Desert portion of park.Part of the Chinle Formation.Interesting to see the last part of the breakdown of the top layer.