Friday, November 20, 2009

White Sands or Snow?? Nov 20, 2009

What do you think?   Sand or Snow?

013 It is sand…we went to White Sands National Monument today, it is such an amazing area.  It is the world's largest gypsum dune field.  Here I am walking down a dune, the area with tracks are much easier to walk on than the harder packed smooth areas.

074 These are picnic shade/wind structures, today there was no wind, but I can only imagine what it would be like when the winds do come.


Bob said the Park volunteer told him on Easter Sunday they have over 10,000 visitors.  Wow, today we were alone at this picnic area.

Bob attempted to sled and ended up sliding (or I call it scooching) down a sand dune.  Here is a video, perhaps when you are in your 60’s you have forgotten just how to use a sled??

You can see here the sand holding properties roots have – amazing.


Just love the artwork nature creates.  The stems blowing in the wind causes the circular designs in the sand—do you also see the small tracks?


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