Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ochre Beds



I dragged Bruce off for a drive on Sunday. I wanted to visit the paint pots on the route to Banff. Very Cool! I know that pigments come from minerals and earth but to see it laying out on the ground was exciting. Raw ochre and red iron oxide. To quote Lorrie Drennan "Don't you just want to lick it?" We have pictographs on the edge of town were some native person drew a record of a hunt ( or raid?) many years ago using the iron oxide.

4 comments:

Patrice said...

I didn't know of these - the color is incredible! Thanks for sharing.

And now that's another reason to visit Banff...

Lorrie Drennan said...

Definitely lick-able! I do so love to be quoted!

Really cool.

Tell Bruce I said Hi!

Janice Edwards said...

Yes, it's time for make-your-own pictographs;)

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Fascinating!