The beauty and wonder of how nature can create such beauty is something most of us will never understand, I reckon. Almost as though nature had some other worldly help, know what I mean ?
The Painted Peaks
In China, there exists a mountain range unlike any other on Earth. The Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park may be a bit of a mouthful, but it makes up for its wordiness with absolutely breathtaking views.
For miles and miles, the jagged landscape is striped with a rainbow of colors. Rich reds, bright yellows, and vibrant whites are all layered atop one another, lending a bizarrely cartoonish atmosphere to this massive landform. It’s so strikingly unique that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010.
The strange stripes are the result of layers of red sandstone and various mineral deposits being laid down one after the other over tens of millions of years and then raised by tectonic activity. Either that or Dr. Seuss spontaneously exploded on a Chinese hiking excursion. As much as I would love to believe the latter, I’m afraid I’ll have to side with the geologists on this one.
I would have never known of this place but for Listverse. That's where I found this story and picture. Thanks to those folks!
Coffee out on the patio this morning. I have to leave early for a V.A. check up with the cardiologist, but you know where the coffee is so help yourself!