Saturday afternoon, and I found myself in the desert 60 miles west of Tucson. The monsoon rains have come late this year, but they're here now!
At the entrance to Baboquivari Park (near Topawa, AZ, on the Tohono O'odham Nation,) is a magnificent structure, the Nation's Himdag Ki building.
"Himdag Ki" means "Way of Life." It's both a museum and a cultural center. The museum and its library are open to the public, and I spent nearly an hour in the library. But that's another story...
Twelve miles into the park (the lightning photo above) I saw a small sign pointing off the the south that read "Picture Rock."
Don't the rock carvings off to the right look like jellyfish?! I have a book on petroglyphs, and I'll have to look that up and find out what it really means. The closest jellyfish to this area are less than 100 miles southwest, on the coast of the Baja Peninsula. I wonder...
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