Desert Spring Kit
Retired in Dec 2011 and finally have time to get into digi-scrapping! First PSE classes taken in June so finally understood how to make a layout. Lots of hobbies: ceramics, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing (especially baby doll clothes for grand nieces) and want to learn to knit!
We took a wonderful road trip to Colorado and enjoyed this wonderful landscape on our way to Breckingridge!
Here layers of the earth’s crust are eroded and exposed for easy viewing, revealing millions of year’s of earth’s history. You can identify each layer by its color and characteristics. The dark velvety gray of the Mancos Shale to the west was deposited in an ancient Cretaceous sea. The yellows and golds of the Ferron and Dakota Sandstone tell of a time when this area was a great seashore with a delta, where materials laden with the plant and animal life that eventually became a source for coal and natural gas, were deposited. Then come the soft purple, green, and red beds of the Morrison layer. Ancient tidal flats created the many thin red layers of the Summerville Formation that you see before you. The view area itself is built on the beige-green Curtis Formation, which was deposited in an ancient Jurassic sea. To the east, the upward tilt of the layers is an indication of the huge eroded anticline that is the spectacular San Rafael Swell.
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