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Living in Ohio, going to the sea requires some significant travel.  However, our latest trip was to Sedona, AZ, and we learned that the sea helped to create the beauty of the red rocks.

Sedona - Red Rocks

Each of the different layers represented in the rocks owes much of its composition to the process in which the sea receded millions of years ago.  For example, the third layer from the top, the Moenkopi Formation, consists of siltstone and mudstone deposited in what were once tidal flat areas.

To learn more about how the rocks were formed, you can check out ArizonaRuins.com.

I hope that everyone has a great week!

I recently shared a few images from a window seat on the airplane, and I have a few more images to share in response to this week’s photo challenge.  

The first image of clouds over a mountain range is one of my favorites:

Clouds Over Mountains

I like the way you can see the light above the clouds and the shadows that are cast on the ground.

We were leaving some mountains behind as the plane headed into some clouds for the next image:

Into the Clouds

Heading into the clouds I remember thinking to myself that these views always help me put things in perspective. The scale of the earth, let alone the universe, makes any trouble I’m having seem so small – at least until we land!

Finally, here’s an  image of snow-covered land with a city and roads visible:

Human Infrastructure

It’s interesting to see how the human infrastructure carves into the earth.

And so, From Above, the scale of the earth and our universe is easier to see, and a different view of the impact our human infrastructure has upon the earth, providing insight into two topics that entire lives are spent exploring.