Texture and pattern studies, at the east fork of Dry Creek Wash, in the Petrified Forest National Park, Apache County, Arizona.

I am fascinated by the endless variations sculpted in mud and sand by water and drought and frost and ice. I was somewhat reluctant to post these after textless posted her champion set of similar forms last week. Please think of this as an homage. 

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Wait. You’re not following textless? That’s just crazy talk. 

Zuni Girl

Here a Zuni Girl wearing traditional Jewelry and Ornaments,1903

The Zuni are part of the Pueblo Peoples. The most oft the Zuni (They call themself A:shiwi ) are living in a Pueblo in western New Mexico at the Zuni river, near the Little Colarado River. Their own land is in Catron County, New Mexico and Apache County, Arizona. They call their homeland Shiwinnaquin.

© Photo by Edward S. Curtis