Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Water Feature in the Kiva

Here is a photo of the water feature located in the center of the circular kiva at Mii Amo Spa.

The center of the water feature is made from petrified wood, which is wood in Arizona that has turned to stone. How does that happen? The minerals penetrate the wood; the minerals solidify and turn hard and then it turns into stone.

There is a large white crystal placed in the top of the petrified wood where the water bubbles up and then runs slowly down into the base of small pebbles below. Can you hear the water? You can see the red sand raked in a circle around the water feature.

Check out the majestic colors of Washington DC at Viva la Voyage!

3 comments:

JM said...

Wonderful spa series, Julie!

Sharon said...

What an interesting shot!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a very unusual photo, shooting straight down on a petrified wood log, and the water adds a deep sheen to the complexity of the patterns in the grain of the petrified wood.

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