Wordless Wednesday

WW is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.

For all the rule breakers, of which I am one, please feel free to add all the words you want.

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Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. The structure built by the Ancestral Puebloans is located in Mesa Verde National Park in their former homeland region. The cliff dwelling and park are in Montezuma County, in the southwestern corner of Colorado, in the Southwestern United States.

Tree-ring dating indicates that construction and refurbishing of Cliff Palace was continuous approximately from 1190 CE through 1260 CE, although the major portion of the building was done within a 20-year time span. The Ancestral Puebloans, also known as Anasazi, who constructed this cliff dwelling and the others like it at Mesa Verde were driven to these defensible positions by “increasing competition amidst changing climatic conditions”. Cliff Palace was abandoned by 1300, and while debate remains as to the causes of this, some believe that a series of megadroughts interrupting food production systems is the main cause. Cliff Palace was rediscovered in 1888 by Richard Wetherill and Charlie Mason while they were out looking for stray cattle. Source: Wikipedia

Linking up with a bunch of fantastic peeps from the blogosphere who host Wordless Wednesday – Betty, Steve, image-in-ing, Zina, Keith, Cathy, Sara, CatSynth, Diana, and Suzana.

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4. bethere2day5. Drillers Place6. messymimi
7. Jackies Photo Blog8. MCoW9. Image-in-ing
10. Keiths Ramblings11. Sara Chapman12. Suzana
13. Ana Linden14. Its a Snap!15. Merlin
16. Simple Living17. Crimonet18. Goddess Athena
19. Zoolatry20. My GBGV Life21. Animal Shelter Life
22. Ramblin with AM23. O Dani Girl24. A ShutterBug
25. Eclectic Brew26. An Apel a Day27. CatBlogosphere
28. Flower of the Day29. Gattina30. Create with Joy
31. Friendship Friday32. Colleen33. Forgetfulone
34. Bill35. Rusty Ring36. Einari Sinappi
37. NatureFootstep38. Deb Nance39. Comfort Spring
40. Still Waters41. Henrietta42. Laughs
43. Deborah44. FriendsFurever45. Brians Home
46. Golch Central47. Catscue48. Its a Snap!
49. The LLB Gang50. Kitties Blue51. DonnaleeQ
52. Sognafaret53. Gigi Tepus54. CatSynth
55. Reverend Ken56. Traveling Cats57. Transformation
58. Emille59. Dim Lamp60. JBigg
61. Mrs. Shecky’s Blog62. mail4rosey63. Lone Star Cats
64. Kinley Westie65. Small Tales66. Patrick Weseman

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89 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Memories of Eric and Flynn says:

    What a wonderful place! I have never heard of it or the people who lived there and would have loved to visit there. Unfortunately my flying days are over so it won’t happen. That is why we cruise as much as we can. Thanks for the interesting info.

  2. Suzana says:

    Thank you, Sandee for this lesson of history and information.
    It’s an impressive perspective. A saw a little bit the source of the image with other areas from Colorado and
    holidays destinations. Beautiful indeed!
    Happy WW and a fine week! Cheers!❀️😘

  3. Invisibly Me says:

    I’ve seen similar before, maybe even this same place, and it’s incredible to think how people achieved this so long ago. The landscape looks incredible. It’s strange to think though that in 1300 there were things like megadroughts or extreme weather, which when we get today is just explained as the result of climate change, even though it’s nothing new. Or maybe I’ve got that completely wrong!

    Happy Mid-Week, Sandeeeee! I hope you have a lovely day 🌺🌸🌼 xx

  4. Sandra Hangey says:

    I have read about this and seen it on TV and seen photos and it is a place I would love to see with my own eyes

  5. mjgolch says:

    Since I have the Camper Van maybe this should be added tyo the list of places to visit. I am home.Monday Night I ddid a dumb thing and did not take my nighttime meds.and did not sleep,by 6:30 Pm last night I was sp exhausted that I did take my meds and went to bed.

  6. meowmeowmans says:

    That’s amazing. I’ve read about this place before, and would love to see it in person someday! Happy Wednesday, Sandee. Thank you for hosting, and have a great day. πŸ™‚

  7. DrillerAA says:

    Mankind’s ingenuity and adaptability to his surroundings never ceases to amaze me.
    And don’t you just know there are some incredible views from those uppermost windows?
    Happy Wordless Wednesday.

  8. kittiesblue says:

    What a gorgeous photo. Thanks for telling us about it, Sandee. This looks as if it could be in a fairy tale. Thanks for linking us up as well. Cooper and Sawyer send purrs and head butte. Love and hugs from me, Janet

  9. Cecilia Upchurch says:

    Ohhhhhhh we took a Senior’s trip to Utah and Colorado in 2017. Mesa Verde was on our tour schedule. We had to climb down a rather steep ladder. Ironically hubby and I were only about 4 out of the 30 on the tour that could comfortably use the ladder. Seeing Mesa Verde in person was quite touching.
    We had such a wonderful trip to those two beautiful states with so many beautiful national and state parks too. Hugs Cecilia

  10. Cecilia Upchurch says:

    Oh pooh my first comment went down into a black hole. We took a Senior’s tour of Colorado and Utah in 2017. Mesa Verde was on the tour schedule. The entire trip was amazing so many parks and sights. Mesa Verde was definitely one of the highlights. We had to climb down a ladder to get into the view area. Bryan and I were among a handful of people in the tour could could use the ladder.
    Hugs Cecilia
    PS I wish you and Zane could visit Seaboard and Logans…

  11. Rosey says:

    My second oldest (the one in my Wordless Wednesday post today) just came back from a trip to Colorado. He visited the hot springs and went skiing. I’d have skipped those things and gone to see something like this instead!! This is fantastic.

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