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Category Archives: Northern Arizona
How to become a Dark-Sky Community!
Wouldn’t it be nice to preserve the “Dark Sky” in your community? There is an international organization that supports a communities goal of preserving the night sky. Too often both rural and urban communities allow big box stores, parking lots, … Continue reading
Posted in Environment, Environmental Policies, Northern Arizona, Town of Payson Tagged Arizona, Dark Sky, Light Pollution 1 Comment
The Place Where Water Runs Through Rock
Antelope Canyon located in Northern Arizona is well known around the world! Just outside of Page, Arizona lies Antelope Canyon. Located on the Navajo Indian Reservation. The Dine (The People as the Navajos call themselves), manage the use of the … Continue reading
Posted in Native Americans, Northern Arizona Tagged Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Geologic Time, Navajo Nation, Photos 1 Comment
Sunset Crater – Geologic past and an uncertain future?
The last great Volcanic period in Northern Arizona started in 1,064-65 AD. The Sunset Crater eruptions continued for 150 years on and off. In Geologic time this is a blink of the eye! Native Americans in nearby Wupatki first inhabited … Continue reading
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Wupatki National Monument, a Window to the Future
Nine Hundred years ago Native Americans braved the elements and survived in Northern Arizona. The climate they thrived in was different than it is today. They were able to plant and raise crops that along with native plants and hunting … Continue reading
Posted in Gardening and Composting, History, Native Americans, Northern Arizona Tagged Arizona, Drought, Native Americans, Photos 2 Comments
The Natural Beauty of the Reservation
The Rocks, the Animals, the Plants, the Culture are the mix of natural beauty found in and around the Navajo Nation Reservation of Northern Arizona
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Who Knows Which Way the Wind May Blow?
“You don’t need a weather man To know which way the wind blows” With these words, in his 1965 song “Subterranean Homesick Blues”, Bob Dylan stated eloquently the need for the younger generation to, make their own decisions. Knowing which … Continue reading
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Sand and Rock
For Millenia wind and water has carved the rocks! In Northern Arizona lies a land of Sand and Rock. The wind and water over the ages have carved and weathered the sandstone rocks into sand dunes, rocky outcrops and life … Continue reading
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