DP Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature
Machhapuchchhre. Say that three times real fast. I’m very, very disenchanted by the forces of nature this week, especially the shifting of tectonic plates in the Himalayas that demolished numerous ancient World Heritage site buildings in Nepal, and burying hundreds of people under the rubble.
It’s one thing when one human does something unnatural to another human—plunder, assault, molest. You shake your head and say…wth, why can’t we all just get along? But when nature does its thing–earth quake, typhoon, volcano eruption, tsunami—all you can do is sit there with your fingertips in your mouth and gape at how picayune a force we humans really are in the realm of all things on the planet.
Sometimes, the forces of the cosmos put you in the right place at the right time. Sometimes, it’s the other way around.
Clearly stratified, the buttes contain three separate layers: the lower is organ rock shale, the middle is de Chelly sandstone, the upper is a moenkopi formation. Talk about forces of nature doing their thing! Imagine these rocks in liquid form, moving and settling on top of one another, then cooling into this hard stuff you don’t want to be standing under when it crumbles.
You can find other photo challenge photos here: Forces of Nature
Also submitted to Lucile’s Photo Rehab: Photo Rehab
Also submitted to CEE’s Odd Ball Challenge: CEE’s Odd Ball