Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday-- H is for...

Hoodoos
In various parts of the desert Southwest, hoodoos dot the landscape.
hoodoo: Geology. a pillar of rock, usually of fantastic shape, left by erosion.
These hoodoos of red Navajos sandstone are located
in Bryce Canyon National Park.
The hoodoos of Bryce Canyon are formed when fins erode further so that individual columns remain standing.
You can see the fin above, a narrow ridge of white sandstone, from which the lone hoodoo separated. The fin below is easier to make out.
Another fin with adjacent hoodoos. All these photos are sized so that they will enlarge if you click them.
These hoodoos are brought to you by the letter H.

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28 comments:

Mara said...

I had never heard of a hoodoo and it sounds like a very funny word. But the accompanying photos are just beautiful!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Never heard of a hoodoo beofe either.I learned something new today.Great photos!

Janie said...

Great images. I've been to Bryce but I didn't get any photos nearly that good.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I had never heard of this..very educational post...

Sylvia K said...

I had never heard of a hoodoo either, but have been to Bryce Canyon, years ago and it is a truly beautiful place. Always great to learn something new! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos!!

PERBS said...

Really neat photos! I had forgotten all about them.

Tumblewords: said...

I love hoodoos! That part of the country has always fascinated me - just can't get enough of it. Your photos are superb!

photowannabe said...

Fascinating and really wonderful pictures of the unusual hoodoos. Thanks for sharing.

Granny Smith said...

What beautiful photos! Somehow Hoodoo seems like the entirely appropriate name for these spooky shapes. Thank you, too, for the geology lesson. And for those blue skies!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Fascinating post, never heard of hoodoos. It is just so great with visiting other blogs, you learn something new every day!

Beautiful photos!

Hugs, Tyra

THE GREENHOUSE IN TYRA'S GARDEN

Grace and Bradley said...

Fantastic photos and scenery. Now I learn the word "hoodoo".

J said...

I'm another person that had never heard of hoodoos before - now I want to see one for real. Great photos.

Aileni said...

You do Hoodoo, Hoodoo ? You do... etc.
Actually I had never heard the term in this context. Live and learn - thanks, Katney.

Gattina said...

OMG the Bryce Canyon !!! What a souvenir ! I remember I couldn't close my mouth when I looked at it ! I never had seen such a beautiful place. I prefer it to the Gran Canyon and Glen Canyon.

Michele said...

Those are some amazing rock formations... the photos are incredible. We have a few of them here in our area and thought, gosh, I should've put those up. But mine are nothing as good as yours!!

don said...

I fine series of hoodoo shots. They are such a spectacular work of nature. You captured them with fine, natural looking color. Nice job of shooting.

RuneE said...

Fantastic was just the right word. I have heard of that kind of phenomenon, but never of the word - thank you for teaching me something new!

JC said...

Wonderful shots! Deja vu, too :-)

Daryl said...

Love that they are called that .. as in WHO DO that?

Jay said...

I LOVED Bryce Canyon! It's absolutely stunning .. so, so beautiful! And with that blazing blue sky, such a wonderful contrast with the red rocks.

Beautiful photos. I have some of my own similar to that!

kml said...

Mother nature can really create - nothing we do can top that! Beautiful!

Neva said...

These are amazing.....Mother Nature is pretty impressive.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is great! The hodoos are wonderful.

MY ABC Wednesday post is at
More of Me - EG

Pat - Arkansas said...

Love the hoodoos, Katney! Great choice for "H"!

Mary said...

These are great photos! I love that name.

Doreen said...

who knew hoodoo was a word? :-)

very interesting post!!

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful photos Katney! Very educational, too.

Powell River Books said...

I took a camping vacation and rode a horse through the hoodoos. The structures were beautiful, but I was distracted because the trail was so steep. I invite you to come see my backcountry take on four. - Margy