Painted Desert


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Painted Desert,

badlands on the northeastern bank of the Little Colorado River, NE Ariz., stretching c.200 mi (320 km) SE from the Grand Canyon; includes Petrified Forest National Park. Striking bands of color result from irregularly eroded layers of red and yellow sediment and bentonite clay.

Painted Desert

a section of the high plateau country of N central Arizona, along the N side of the Little Colorado River Valley: brilliant-coloured rocks; occupied largely by Navaho and Hopi Indians. Area: about 20 000 sq. km (7500 sq. miles)
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Though I had hoped to photograph sunset at the Painted Desert, the park closed at seven, and after stopping at a single overlook we drove on to our motel in Holbrook, twenty-four miles beyond.
Rather than going for a more imaginative approach via projections or abstracted scenery, the show's cheap-looking physical aspects (a painted desert backdrop, wheeled-on building front) are dully literal-minded.
Route 66, Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, old ruins, cowboy towns.
At age 37, Chuang already has taken in much of the United States, treating people in medically underserved places "from the Painted Desert of Arizona to the arctic tundra in Alaska; from the foothills of the Maine mountains to the countryside in the Carolinas."
Clark Gable - The Painted Desert: Two feuding cowboys clash over who will raise the orphaned boy they find.
Taking customers into the next generation of plastic product design, says Bayer, Imagio offers "soft-feel" effects options in a realm of colors such as Candy Apple Red, Painted Desert, and Silver Chrome.
Through the open door, she can gaze across the Little Colorado River gorge toward the Painted Desert, Canyon de Chelly, and Sisnaajini, the sacred Navajo mountain of the east.
My cohorts and I will have moved on to other pursuits, like golfing in Myrtle Beach--or motorcycling through the Painted Desert.
Born in 1922 in rural northeastern Arizona, Udall was the grandson of Mormon pioneers who were sent by Brigham Young to colonize the harsh country near the Painted Desert. There, Udall learned a farmer's lesson "that nature had first laws," as he once explained, "and that nature was bountiful and generous if you handled it right."
The bright regions were predominantly "roseate ochre," dappled here and there with "brick-red" and even "dragon's blood." Lowell compared them to colors in the Painted Desert near Flagstaff.
The story follows the two detective characters as they try to solve the mystery related to the stealing of the colours from the Painted Desert. The ways in which they operate and the action are linked to a retelling of what would or could occur if the electronic version was played.