one day at a time…
Friday, 04 June 2004

Pix Of The Day: Tell Me If You Detect Movement
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Hurricane Valley, UTAH, USA. WHAT: time scales overview from the overlook.
MAP: Hurricane. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.

Hurricane Valley © Ian Scott ParkerThere is much of activity in today's photograph: most of it is happening on geological time scales, so you are not missing much of the action because it's a still image. This is south west Utah, so even the human activity in the picture is not frenetic. Bottom right you may see part of the town of LaVerkin, UT, and on the opposite bank of the Virgin River across the Hurricane Arch Bridge (with its upgrade nearing completion), you may see the town of Hurricane, UT.

The picture was taken from the overlook on the Hurricane Fault, which demarcates the change from the Colorado Plateaus geological province to the Great Basin province. Also to be seen is a dyke intrusion, a cinder cone, and a lava flow field, all from geologically recent volcanic activity. Somewhere down there a repairman is fixing our truck: let us hope he works at a faster rate than tectonic movement!

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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)