Friday, March 6, 2009

Ruins and Cacti

The Casa Grande Ruins are only about a half hour from Traci's house.  Fascinating to think of people building 3- and 4-story dwellings of clay in pre-Columbian times.

 Flowering cactus seen at Casa Grande.

 Giant saguaro dot the landscape on the back road into Phoenix.

  Montezuma's Castle, one of many cliff-dwellings in the reg ion.

Ladders. Very tall ladders.

 And another dwelling at the same site: this one lower on the cliff and not as pristine.