Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pine Cone on Cinder Field

I took this picture in Sunset Crater National Monument. Sunset Crater is what's called a cinder cone, a small volcano made up of gravel-sized pieces of volcanic stone called cinders. This is what the pine cone is sitting on in the photo above. Cinders are so common around Flagstaff, that the city "mines" many of the smaller cinder cones outside of town and spreads in on the roads during snowy or icy weather so cars have more traction.

4 comments:

Complaint Lady said...

These are beautiful pictures, no complaints from me.

Ollie said...

Just beautiful... I want to lay down on the street...

BgDailyPic said...

Awesome point of view! It really adds impact to this picture.

Dusty Lens said...

Excellent photo! Perfect with the soft background.