Sunday, October 28, 2007

ZION Bound

Sometimes ya just gotta heed the call. Halloween week in Zion seems like fun. I've been there many times over many years, but never at Halloween. Will the spirits speak? We shall see. Afterall, we are talking about El Dia De Los Muertos.

Link to: Zion National Park, a wonderfully mystical canyon, where the Great Basin, Mojave Desert and Colorado Plateau converge.

Some of my 2006 Zion photos:
[they look even better when you click to enlarge]

Temple of Sinawava ----->>>

Virgin River in Zion Cyn --->>>

Weeping Rock Grotto

A poet named Debby J. Rosenberg penned these lines dedicated to "Zion" in which I think she accurately reflects the Zion experience:


i think what i’d like to say
is i love you,
because in that way
you understand my compassion,
my heartfelt appreciation
for all that you are.
as i surround myself in this desert today,
towering spires of
red etched rock formations
graced by shimmering aspens,
rumbles of thunder above these cliffs,
flashes of heat lightning sending
bolts across the landscape overcome by fever,
i am delirious and grateful
for the precious moments
that exist in this lifetime.
the beauty that surrounds me
is because you have willed it.
seeing with vision greater than an average man,
you believe in something
greater than yesterday,
a belief in joy and creation.

you never disappoint me ...

See you all in a few days!

*** Special Note: Click on my Zion Bound Headline above for social activist/musician Tom Morello, singing "Road I Must Travel" -- from his album "One Man Revolution" -- you won't be sorry. Morello is formerly of Rage Against the Machine. He's now The Nightwatchman. Here's his new website: [nightwatchmanmusic] -- be sure your speakers are on!


Fran said...

Oooh looks beautiful. Canyonlands in off season.
Have a wonderful time! More pics please!

D.K. Raed said...

Fran, Zion is so beautiful, the pictures practically take themselves!

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Thanks for sharing these photos and have a fabulous Dia de los Muertos. I will do a post on Dia de los Muertos. I will also play that music later after hubby wakes up.