Every night last week, the wind sighing from out of Zion N.P. canyons rustled through the ginkgo biloba tree beside my tent in Watchman Campground. The soothing sound of fluttering leaves reminded me of water gently washing over river rocks and sand in a gold pan. Oh, the delightful natural music of Fall! Then on the last day of my trip, … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part III
This picture reminds me so strongly of an idyllic last-minute camping trip to Yosemite** I took a few years back with my friend Cindy, which reminds me that Cindy and I have an upcoming trip to a few Utah parks scheduled for September I mentioned here. That, plus the weather lately, and I suddenly have an overwhelming … Continue reading Let’s Go Camping!
Let's continue with two more connections between the Israelites entering the Promised Land, and me visiting Utah's national parks. (Or, if you're a fan of wordplay, "between Zionism, and going to Zion." Or, if you prefer irony, "between a group trying to leave the wilderness, and one trying to go into the wilderness." OK, enough … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part II
Two weekends ago in Las Vegas I snapped this picture outside the Container Park: After exploring the park, I noticed this sign on my way out: The first Bug Build Fact "just outside Zion National Park" caught my attention. (For more info on The Mantis, go here.) Days later, while reading this book, during a recap of the story … Continue reading The Grasshopper Complex: Part I