This week’s photography challenge is our monthly color challenge.  The color is called Burleywood.  I’ve never heard of Burleywood, but it appears to be a fancy name for brown.  At least that’s what I figured out when I looked up a paint sample online; I discovered it’s a medium, somewhat warm, brown tone.  Like these wild horses.

These beautiful, curiously cautious horses discovered us while we were exploring Bisti Badlands.

Now in my traveling world, there’s nothing fancy about anything colored Burleywood.  It can be a rock, mountain, tree or even a horse.  I have rocks, mountains, and trees in nearly every post so, let’s skip them and just jump to the weird, sci-fy like landscapes that show us something Burleywood.

This may be weird but they’re quite wonderful. There is a lot of nature and millions of years of work going on here with numerous natural elements  shaping the landscape and sculpting the scene.

Let me introduce you to Bisti Badlands and the fossils it shares with those willing to hike in it’s wilderness.

Bisti Badlands Petrified Wood

Think about how millions of years pass and a tree turns into a rock like these found in Bisti Badlands.

Bisti Badlands Archive

Bisti Badlands as described on the site is:

Time and natural elements have etched a fantasy world of strange rock formations made of interbedded sandstone, shale, mudstone, coal, and silt. The weathering of the sandstone forms hoodoos – weathered rock in the form of pinnacles, spires, cap rocks, and other unusual forms. Fossils occur in this sedimentary landform.

Although, we didn’t locate a large amount of petrified wood in Bisti Badlands, there was a huge variety of weird, cool, and intriguing nature created landscape.  Making this a must see destination.

Here’s more pictures of this weird and interesting place near the four corners area.  Our 2019 Visit post shows our travel route and camping options.  

We were in awe of this unique area full of tan, black, red and of course burleywood hoodoos, rock, fossils, and dunes sculpted through time.

We also visited the Petrified Forest National Park In 2019; another surprising discovery for us. I hadn’t even heard of this park until it showed up on my route. So much petrified wood and areas to explore! We zipped thru there way too fast and eventually will return to enjoy more walking though the various sites. Burleywood galore!!

About the Challenge

I stumbled across a weekly photo challenge and have participated for a few weeks now.  Sunday Stills hosted by Terri on her blog, SecondWindLeisure blog, is our challenge host.  Enjoy Terri’s weekly photo challenge post Walking in a Burleywood World.

I enjoy the weekly photo challenge. It allows me time to connect to something more creative while continuing to share our traveling life. It also gives me a chance to peruse my archive and I’m consistently amazed at how much we’ve seen and done in the past 3 years.

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