Arches National Park


Everyday, from sunrise to sunset, the same thing can turn the different color. Every year, from spring to winter, the same place  can be with different color. The same rocks from different geographical location also  have different color. God uses wind, water and light to draw different pictures with different colors in every part of the world. They are all amazing and glorified.We are all  living in these colorful picutres.

Arches National Park, Utah, America: 

Arches National Park is a U.S. National Park in eastern Utah. It is known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. The park is located just outside of Moab, Utah, and is 76,679 acres (31,031 ha) in area. Its highest elevation is 5,653 feet (1,723 m) at Elephant Butte, and its lowest elevation is 4,085 feet (1,245 m) at the visitor center. Forty-three arches have collapsed due to erosion since 1970.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah, America: 

Canyonlands National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southeastern Utah near the town of Moab and preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. The park is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. Two large river canyons are carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River and Green River. Author Edward Abbey, a frequent visitor, described the Canyonlands as “the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

Flaming Mountains, Xinjiang, China:

The Flaming Mountains are barren, eroded, red sandstone hills in Xinjiang, China. They lie near the northern rim of the Taklamakan Desert and east of the city of Turpan. Their striking gullies and trenches caused by erosion of the red sandstone bedrock giving the mountains a flaming appearance at certain times of the day. The mountains are approximately 100 kilometres (60 mi) long and 5–10 km (3–6 mi) wide and cross the Tarim Basin from east to west. The average height of the Flaming Mountains is 500 m (1,600 ft), with some peaks reaching over 800 m (2,600 ft). The mountain climate is harsh, and the extremely high summer temperatures make this the hottest spot in China, frequently reaching 50 °C (122 °F) or higher. One of the largest thermometers in China—a popular tourist spot—is on display adjacent to the mountain, tracking the surrounding air temperature.

Tuokexun Valley, Xinjiang, China:

Kunlun Mountain, Xinjiang, China:

About Knlun mountain, I talked a lot in my second entry, “Farming Stone”. The following pictures were taken on south of Kunlun mountains.

Generally speaking, the colorful rocks are from dry and hot area whatever we talk about America or China. Animals in these  places have the extremely strong vitality. Although, they may not look cute.

Learn more:

Arches: http://www.nps.gov/arch/index.htm

Canyonlands:http://www.nps.gov/cany/index.htm

Flaming Mountains:http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/xinjiang/turpan/mt_flaming.htm

Next Weeks: Rivers