Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekend Getaway...

There is something about mountain air
 and mountain scenery 
that revitalizes you!
This weekend we went out to the mountains.... 
took a walk to the Hoodoo's...
Strange name don't you think??
Strange name for strange looking rocks...
As far as I can find out...
they don't know where the name came from....

Do you have any ideas??

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9 comments:

  1. Flora that's fantastic to have a weekend get away, the Hoodoo's sound like a nice place to visit.

    I googled the Hoodoos and came up with this:

    "The name "Hoodoo" comes from the word "voodoo" and was given to these geological formations by the Europeans. In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, however, the Hoodoos are believed to be petrified giants who come alive at night to hurl rocks at intruders." I got this from here if you want to take a look.

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  2. My google result defines a "hoodoo" (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) as "a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland."

    Very cool looking formations. :)

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  3. Your photos are drop-dead gorgeous. Oh, how I would love to take that hike and breathe that air!

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  4. good thing you weren't counting on me!! these are gorgeous, a place i would love to visit!!

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  5. Did I hear cool mountain air.. be still my heart. There is nothing I enjoy more.
    I too Googled Hoodoo and found the same thing as the above.
    I do know they are neat as can be, Flora.
    hugs,
    Pam

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  6. You had a gorgeous time away - I love the scenery there. sandie

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  7. Il thought the hoodoos were the rocks with mushroom caps on top like in the Drumheller area and Writing on Stone. Now I know better.

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