Friday, February 12, 2010

Canyonlands - USA

Carol sent me another beautiful card. The colors are great and i really like it.

"Canyonlands National Park is located in the American state of Utah, near the city 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 rivers divide the park 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. The park covers 527.5 mi² (1,366 km²). 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."" - in: wikipedia


Angel's Arch in the Needles District is called Angel Arch because of its resemblance to a winged angel at rest, head bowed and leaning against a graceful harp.

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