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Lone Cinder Cone

On a Winters' Day

I've mentioned that the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona are actually the jagged edges of an extinct volcano, once looming over 16,000 feet.  Most of the hills and mountains in this area are cinder cones and vents in the volcanic field.  This particular cone was forged in fire, from underground... and many thousands of years later, blanched by another fire, on it's surface - leaving it bald and littered with it's own burned wood scraps.

 

Lone Cinder Cone

On a Winters' Day

I've mentioned that the San Francisco Peaks in Northern Arizona are actually the jagged edges of an extinct volcano, once looming over 16,000 feet.  Most of the hills and mountains in this area are cinder cones and vents in the volcanic field.  This particular cone was forged in fire, from underground... and many thousands of years later, blanched by another fire, on it's surface - leaving it bald and littered with it's own burned wood scraps.

 

comments (12)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 19 Apr 2018, 02:34
and i thought i was fairly educated

i am seeing more and more everyday that when it comes to anything west of the Mississippi i am unlearned

nice to learn this and i really like this image
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm sure you are, Sherri!
Many educated people think Arizona is just a desert wasteland...
Arizona, Utah, New Mexico - are fascinating places with elevations ranging from nearly sea level to over 12,000 feet. Our happy Flagstaff town is at 7,000 feet. We normally enjoy a full 4 seasons- colorful springs, warm summers, more color in the fall - and cold snowy winters. This winter being the abnormal - very dry...
Nice photo and treatment, Ell.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank!
Impressionnante cette photo ..Merci
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Apr 2018, 06:55
Love the picture Elizabeth, the graduated tones appeal to me
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Chris! Much appreciated!
A fine picture E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bill!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Apr 2018, 07:55
Such incredible forces of nature. I like the subtle colours in this.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: For sure... Thank you, Alan!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Apr 2018, 08:35
You won’t find that in any cookbook, hence the poor cooking of the mountain.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well - no I imagine not...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Apr 2018, 08:43
It looks like a strange place, but very interesting.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It only looks strange because it's been burned... Before that it looked like any other pine forest. Thank you, Philine!
I love how it rises out of the background. I also like the distinct layers in this view. QUite a diverse landscape. Frienship
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's a wonderful, but sad, place. Thank you so much!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Apr 2018, 15:52
Like yesterday's picture, this is so atmospheric, lovely!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Anne! I'm glad you like it!
There's so much Geology going on round your way. I often wonder quite how scientists et al can decide quite how tall something was all those eons ago.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very true... A dear friend of our dear Professor Terry Vaughan, worked it out with simple geography. Taking the shape and angle of the sides of the base...
I had no idea Arizona had extinct volcanoes...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh yeah... smile

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