"The Sheep Shack"  © Stephen W. Oachs
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(@teach50) Linda Karlin said:November 15th, 2014 (5:44pm) PST
(@mikesnature)  said:November 14th, 2014 (5:00am) PST
Yes - great catch Stephen - just don't tell anyone where it's at. :)
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:November 13th, 2014 (8:02am) PST
Hi Stephen. I share your feelings about the Anasazi and the areas where they lived. This is a great example of the lasting image of their day to day life. So well done....
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:November 13th, 2014 (6:30am) PST
I found this area and those in Arizona very much fascinating for more than just photography. A marvelous image and wonderful back ground information.
@stephenoachs replied: That's exactly right -- yes it's great to capture the imagery but the exploring and "treasure hunt" aspect of finding these types of locations is fascinating.
(@Marthe) marthe said:November 13th, 2014 (3:26am) PST
VEry interesting info and shot!
@stephenoachs replied: Thanks @marthe!

Stephen W. Oachs

I have a deep affinity for finding and photographing the ruins left behind by the generations before us and the Anasazi are one of the great creators of dwellings and drawings over the past 2,000 years.

Located in a very remote area of the Desert Southwest this Anasazi granary (a rock/mud structure built to store goods) has withstood the test of time. Many of these ruins date back over 1,000 years, as well as their petroglyphs and pictographs.

This particular granary is adorned with a very well preserved pictograph of two big horned sheep. Upon close inspection of the pictographs you can see they are made up of what appears to be extremely delicate material...almost looking like sand/dirt mixed with a liquid substance. It boggles the mind that this has lasted through centuries of extreme temperature and weather conditions.

This is just one of the many mysteries of the Anasazi people and one of the big reasons I love the desert southwest so much.

Uploaded: Nov 12th, 2014 (7:12pm)
Category: Landscape
GPS: Lat: 37.84016, Lon: -110.45654
Camera: Canon 5D3

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