Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vishnu

We lean against the metal rail and look down into the abyss. The river is there, a silent blue-green snake slithering among the rocks 5,000 feet below. The stones at the very bottom are black, garnet-studded Vishnu schist, an astounding 1.7 billion years old, the visible “basement” rock of the Grand Canyon and much of […]

Bell Rock

Sedona, for those of you who do not yet know, is a town in central Arizona surrounded by startling formations of stone: jagged, colorfully layered walls, smooth cliffs carved from light and shadow; deep, mysterious valleys with towering sandstone pillars that seem to call, “Come closer.” As both an extension of the natural beauty and […]