Mesa


Bandolier

the Pedernal

Pajarito Plateau. East looking view over the Rio Grande Valley. These mesas originally formed of ash by nearby volcanic activity. Inhabited 1200 AD the area is rife with cliff dwellings, pottery shards and ash by nearby volcanic activity. Inhabited 1200 AD the area is rife with cliff dwellings, pottery shards and petroglyphs. This land is part of Bandolier National Monument near the town of White Rock and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

 

Pedernal. Anyone familiar with the works of artist Georgia O’Keefe will recognize this land mass. Ms. O’Keefe lived  near here at her Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico and this mesa figured prominently in many of her paintings.

2 Responses to Mesa

  1. scillagrace says:

    Spent 3 days in Bandolier this April. I wonder what it looks like now, after the fire. In 4 weeks on the road that month, my favorite memory is of the stars over that place, urging me to lift my head and be open to the sky, the possibilities of life.

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