Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I took this photo of the trunk and broken branches of a gnarled pine tree near Sunset Crater. The weather near Sunset Crater is very harsh. It's cold and windy in the winter and hot and dry in the summer. It's a wonder to me that any large trees can grow in that area at all. Here's another photo of the tree. You can see the branches have been twisted and gnarled by the winds and harsh weather.

1 comment:

kenju said...

I really like this photo. I just found your blog and searched for images from Sunset Crater, which I visited about 10 years ago. I was fascinated by that area.