Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fun times

I've been having fun sightseeing the last few days.  One of the fun times included petroglyphs viewing.  It's so fascinating about the artistic endeavors of our forebears.  It seems to me that their lives weren't all work and no play or they would not have had the time to even think of these ideas , much less execute them.

Outline of man on right side
It seems that the marks on the rocks are nearly carved into the rock face, but they are not deep.  It's amazing that they've withstood the elements for centuries!


Eagle, possibly
Though all the wild animals and humans are allowed into the areas, we are not allowed to take our dogs in among the petroglyphs, for fear some damage will ensue.  The federal government has rules like this in many of the departments, such as National Park Service.  Having worked for the different services, I understand how the humans involved are very irresponsible in the way they allow their dogs to misbehave.  However, keeping the dogs out is not solving the problem.  Keeping the humans out would do better!

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  1. I had to laugh over how PERFECTLY you stated the human problem! Beautiful scenery.

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  2. Agreed! When we go into natural settings, it's not the dogs carving their names into everything! *grumble*

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    1. I understand that the humans who take their dogs on trails often unclip their leashes, and don't pick up after they poop. I f the dogs get lost the owners want the government to do a search and find them. But ALL of these things are the humans' poor behavior, not the dogs!

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  3. It's fascinating to think those images have been around for so long.

    Have to agree about humans being the problem:)

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    1. I really love the history behind them!

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  4. It's so cool to be able to see those things in person. And though the pups may not appreciate it, the way we do, it seems unfair to keep them out, because of a few irresponsible humans.

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