Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nature's Spectacle: One Single Impression




natures creation
with wind erosion and time
sandstone spectacles

ancient hoodoos stand
maintaining their survival
keeping their hats on

If the caps fall off these sandstone structures they will quickly erode. For more information about these unique formations found in the Drumheller region of Alberta, Canada you may read HERE.
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These haiku lines were created in response to the word, 'spectacle', which is this week's prompt at One Single Impression. For more poetry on this theme please visit the hosting site.

25 comments:

barbs.haiku said...

These Hoodoos are magnificent, as is your haiku! I don't recall ever seeing these before!

SandyCarlson said...

These are new to me, too! Thanks for this poem that reminds me how swiftly the world can change.

andrée said...

Like me, you go to Nature around you and it's just great!!

Raven said...

What an awesome Earth we live on! What amazing formations. Spectacular addition to the theme.

Anonymous said...

Your top photo is especially nice, with the greens of the table land show in contrast. I made quite a few trips to Drumheller when I lived in Calgary. My best badlands story is of spending the day on the Dinosaur Trail looking for old bones (which you can't collect in the park) and then just waking along the roadisde ditch near the motel, and finding a tiny shell - took it to the Rock Shop and they said it was 68 million years old! I still have it.

Deborah Godin said...

Oops! I clipped the key with my thumb before I could finish my post, the Anonymous is me.
Deb

zoya gautam said...

..ur posts have the uncanny ability to lead to objects "68 million years old" _ i read them with care.ur haiku is exciting,brimming with history..many thanks..

susan said...

Amazing. This is what I love about blogging: how much I am exposed to and therefore how enriched my life is because of folks like you.

Edward S Gault said...

A truly amazing geological feature.
Your poetry is a fine tribute to it.

bobbie said...

Love your poems as well as your photos. These formations are so amazingly beautiful!

gautami tripathy said...

I learnt something new here! Thanks..

I catch words haphazardly

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wowwww! Nature is absolutely amazing and proves time over time it's nothing to underestimate. These remind me of my geology class and how those layers tell a story. Great photos!

spacedlaw said...

I did not know that there were such things in Canada: This is the type of landscape I associate with Anatolia (Turkey).

Pam said...

Nature's spectacles are the best. I have been mesmerized by the radar images of Gustav today. It is so beautiful and hard to believe the destruction that is being left behind.

These are great sandstone spectacles, thanks for sharing the photos and the haiku.

Julie said...

The image and the haiku are a wonderful response to the prompt. The passage of time is so apparent in the beautiful striations in your image which you have echoed in your haiku. Nice combination ...

Mary said...

Wow...I've never seen or heard of hoodoos before! How interesting!

tumblewords said...

These formations are so beautiful. They have always fascinated me. Your accompanying haiku are great, as well!

Rambling Woods said...

Your haiku and photos are great Ann..

Patois said...

What brilliant photos. They are fascinating, and really make me want to read more about the formations. Hell, forget reading about them, I want to visit.

Yolanda said...

Oh, I loved this .

qualcosa di bello said...

nature's spectacles are just awesome!

Annie said...

How really spectacular. Have never seen anything like these. My instant thought was "nature's helipads".

Norm said...

wow! impressive and unique sandstone..very wonderful..

fourwindshaiga said...

I went off to look up hoodoos last week, and didn't make it back! I love these nature poems.

Kathiesbirds said...

We have hoodooos down here in Utah and AZ too. Amazing formations aren't they? They are quite a spectacle. I like the second one best.