Sunday, January 27, 2013

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.


On my way back to Alamogordo from a weekend in Silver City, I had a picnic lunch at the unusual and picturesque City of Rocks State Park.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.


My picnic view on a gorgeous day.

While I ate my lunch, some sparrows and one noisily impatient raven hovered close in the hopes of feasting off lunch detritus. As if.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

After lunch, I took a walk.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.



.. and then drove up top of a hill, where I could see the City of Rocks from a distance. It's odd to see the community of stones, which loom so large when you're among them, appear so inconsequential from afar.


City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico.
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

City of Rocks - what a special place. SO glad NM decided to protect it as a state park!

Mzuri said...

Me too. New Mexico is, for me, indeed the land of enchantment.