For cryin' out <font color=maroon>ZION!</B>

For cryin' out ZION!

Another beautiful butte in Zion National Park, Utah (Sept.2007) The trees are Utah Junipers. Over 200 million years ago the area where Zion NP is today was a desert basin. Mountains eroded to sand, and sand formed into dunes. Time passed ... seawater covered the dunes as the environment changed. Calcium carbonate cemented loose grains of sand together, making sandstone. It turned the seabed to limestone and mud and clay to mudstone and shale, forming the sweeping diagonal cross-bedding we see today. "The gardner plants an evergreen whilst trampling on a flower. I chase the wind of a prism ship, To taste the sweet and sour. The pattern juggler lifts his hand; The orchestra begin. As slowly turns the grinding wheel In the court of the crimson king." Words by Greg Lake/Robert Fripp (1969)
on Jan 7, 2008 12:10 am
Image Type(s): Flora,  Scenery
Image ID: 371081


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Karrar Haidri

Karrar Haidri - Jan 7, 2008 12:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful and colourful

Beautiful and colourful picture,thanks for sharing.


lcarreau - Jan 7, 2008 1:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful and colourful

Thanks for the kind comment. Very few words can describe the wonders of Zion NP.


bobeck - Jan 23, 2008 9:50 am - Voted 10/10

Looks like

an area that Tanya and just hiked recently! Love the slickrock and the shot!


lcarreau - Jan 23, 2008 12:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like

Yes, you two are the luckiest people walking
the face of the earth. It is my duty to let
you know that important fact!

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