“Anything that lives where it would seem that nothing could live, enduring extremes of heat and cold, sunlight and storm, parching aridity and sudden cloudbursts, among burnt rocks and shifting sands, any such creature, beast, bird, or flower, testifies to the grandeur and heroism inherent in all forms of life. Including the human. Even in us.”

Edward Abbey








Doc and I took a weekend trip to Escalante with friends who were exhibiting at the Escalante Canyons Arts Festival. We had some rain on Saturday but that gave us a chance to see the rain make temporary waterfalls over the cliff tops (first photo; something I’d never thought I’d see).  Our friends are also experienced canyoneers so we got to poke our heads into a slot canyon, another first for me (fifth photo). Utah, you are a good place to live.