one day at a time…
Tuesday, 01 June 2004

Pix Of The Day: Loneliest Place For Busiest Day
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Zion National Park, Utah, USA. WHAT: waterfall picnic.
MAP: Guide forbade locators. Thumbnail clicks [1][2][3][4][5] pop-up larger images.
Waterfall Blooms © Ian Scott ParkerCanyon Waterfall © Ian Scott ParkerFrogs © Ian Scott ParkerWild Turkeys © Ian Scott ParkerMonarch Butterfly © Ian Scott Parker
Yesterday was Memorial Day in the USA. It was also the day when it is thought record numbers of visitors came to Zion National Park. We had the benefit of a guide who knows the park intimately, so conducted us to a corner where we saw no one between leaving the paved road and joining it on our return. We had our picnic in one of the park's micro environments, at the base of a waterfall where we were serenaded by birdsong and frog calls, with monarch butterflies flitting from bloom to bloom in the dappled sunlight filtering through the branches overhead. They are all in the pictures if you look closely. Heaven must be somewhat similar, we decided.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)