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Friday, 23 August 2002
Pix of the Day: Snow Canyon Desert
Snow Canyon might seem a strange name for a physical feature that is clearly a desert environment: we have yet to come across a web page that saw fit to explain where the name came from, but as 'Snow' was a common Pioneer family name hereabouts, we imagine that is the source. The canyon is a kind of geological shopping basket: sand dunes, solidified lava flows over sandstone, geologically recent volcanic cones, plus varied flora & fauna.
If you visit we doubt that you will be able to go through the 'less than ten items' checkout with your visitor's shopping basket because there are so many delights on offer. The area is a State Park just a few miles from the town of St. George, in the very southwest corner of Utah. There is easy access from Interstate-15, and plenty of accommodation and services locally. More details on the ASW [American Southwest] web site, which also has a good photo gallery. If you want to see an atmospheric picture of the park (including critter trails), check out Bert Sirkin's web site.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)