The two interact. You see beauty and it resonates within. You experience peace and it colors how you see the world.
We take our national parks for granted. We shouldn't. They are some of the finest in the world. It is not just the preservation of nature they encapture but something more.
Two of the finest I have seen are Canyon de Chelly and Colorado Monument. For different reasons.
|The Grand Canyon writ small ...|
Colorado Monument is the face of carved mountain beauty writ large. Here you can walk right to the edge and stare at grandeur across and below and above. And sense it staring back at you, small as you are.
|... yet in incredible beauty.|
Colorado Monument twenty miles west of Grand Junction offers vistas few will ever see or see again.
|A rare shot of Bus Companion. [Click on photo to enlarge.]|
Need proof that the planet is alive? Look no further.
What follows are imperfect glimpses in a magical kingdom. [Click on photos to enlarge.]