Sunlit Water

February 20, 2009

Day Three

Filed under: Personal — by teofilo @ 8:50 pm

In the morning I went to Homolovi, which seems to be safe from closure for now, then I went back to Winslow and took a bunch of pictures.  Now I’m in Flagstaff, where I plan to be for a couple of days.



  1. Good thing you went there today, just in case…Visiting any other possibly-soon-to-be-closed parks? I don’t get the Burma Shave thing. What’s that about? And thanks for the “Illegal to Remove Pottery Shards” sign photo. Now I’m more confused than ever! Hope you enjoy Flagstaff! Go to the Lowell Observatory, have a Mint Passion at that bar at that hotel where that guy works, and get some Earl Grey tea! Basically, do all of the things I would do if I were there. I was thinking about you being in Flag today which made me think of Xanadu and the Shonto Begay paintings…So I finally googled him. His work is amazing. I really want to get some of his books and, when I have a real job again, a print (I think the original paintings will always be out of my price range). OK, I’m done rambling now. Have fun!

    Comment by McMegan — February 20, 2009 @ 9:10 pm |Reply

  2. took a bunch of pictures

    I’ll say. The almost utter lack of people in them was almost spooky. Reminded me of the town in Andromeda Strain.

    Comment by JP Stormcrow — February 21, 2009 @ 1:25 am |Reply

  3. McM: I was considering a few other endangered parks, but now it looks like they’re out of danger for the immediate future and they were always lower priorities for me, so probably not this trip.

    I’m back at Late for the Train, and they do seem to be selling loose tea, but I don’t see any Earl Grey. I’ll look over what they do have and see if it looks worth buying.

    Most of Shonto’s books are children’s books, so they’re actually pretty cheap. I recently saw that he had a new(ish) one on the Long Walk which is probably pretty (and) interesting.

    JP: Winslow’s not a prosperous town. I took some pictures of Flagstaff today, which I’m in the process of uploading. The contrast is really telling.

    Comment by teofilo — February 21, 2009 @ 6:31 pm |Reply

  4. Yeah, the books are cheap. The prints are not. The paintings really are not. He has quite a few books and I think the Navajo Vision and Voices one looks interesting:

    Comment by Anonymous — February 21, 2009 @ 10:56 pm |Reply

  5. My mom has that book.

    Comment by teofilo — February 22, 2009 @ 6:36 pm |Reply

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