Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Long View

I think the the desert or specifically the canyons of Utah really enable us to take a long view.  

Geologically: the view here shows Permian sediments to Tertiary (I will always be using that word) volcanics to Quaternary (there I go old school) debris on the valley floors.

Literally: the view here is long. No biology to interfere with the view.

Environmentally, the area is so fragile, that we can see how a little degradation can end up a problem for decades or even centuries.

Can we as a society take a long view. I wonder sometimes.

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1 comment:

Diane C. said...

Beautiful "Long View" photo with interesting colors and perspective.