|Montezuma Valley (where Cortez is) from Mesa Verde|
Last week we spent some time at Mesa Verde National Park. I would have stayed longer but they kicked us out at dark.
Weave for us a garment of brightness;
may the warp be the white light of morning;
may the weft be the red light of evening;
may the fringe be the falling rain;
may the border be the standing rainbow.
The patterns in the stone walls are fascinating to me. I have used ideas and feelings from these walls in my Emergence series of tapestries, especially Emergence I and Emergence V (links to photos of those pieces). Repetition is important. I have resisted it in many places in my life. But repetition teaches us something. It is comforting, and we learn from it. These walls are beautiful.
|A wall at Lowry Pueblo, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument|
|Sunset at Lowry Pueblo, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument|
|Square Tower House, Mesa Verde National Park|
|Lowry Pueblo wall, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument|
|Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park|
|Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park|
|La Plata Mountains from Mesa Verde|