Incredible Natural Landscapes of the American Southwest Part 3

Located in Northern Arizona, a canvas millions of years in the making brings art to life.

 The Painted Desert

The Painted Desert

Over 93,500 acres of rocky badlands stained in colours of deep lavender, rich greys, dusty pinks through to yellows, sunburnt oranges and reds.

Native American Indians regard art as an element of life. Indian Tribal leaders of the Navajo and also other nations create sand paintings for the purpose of healing and today it's also used to create stunning wall art.

 Source : Navajopeople.org

Source : Navajopeople.org

The Navajo (Diné), call their sand paintings iikááh, which roughly translates to "place where the gods come and go".

 
 Source : native-americans-navajo.wikia.com

Source : native-americans-navajo.wikia.com


We spent an enchanted day at The Desert Botanical Garden on our way to the airport and back to reality.

This place holds the most amazing collection of arid plants from deserts around the world.

Did you know that deserts cover almost one third of the Earth's land surface?

Maybe it's just me but I find that the most desolate places on earth are also the most captivating.

Considering the very nature of deserts, the beauty and vast variety of plants that flourish in such harsh environments is nothing short of amazing.

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