Ranger Kathryn's Arches

March 9, 2011

Eve of eve. Double Arch.

"Boats leaving the harbor." Claude Monet. A metaphor.

Two days from now I’ll be heading west — my hometown, dear friends, and family will be in the rearview mirror. The twinge of sadness in my innards has caught me by surprise, but it is momentary; mostly, I’m just plain excited. As I ponder the variety and depth and intensity of adventures that await, a smile starts at the corners of my mouth, creeps into my heart and then is quickly distributed throughout my whole self. Goin’ to Utah, beloved Utah! If that doesn’t deserve a ‘systemic smile,’ nothing does.

I’d like to whet your appetite for those glorious red rocks and the photos to come. Please click to enjoy this breathtaking 360-degree look at one of Arches National Park’s dramatic formations, Double Arch. Use your mouse to direct your view.


  1. I would like to refer you to another painting, this one by Edouard Manet, titled The Escape of Rochefort.

    An impressionist painting shown in the salon. Ironic escape… of the artist?

    Comment by Chris Jefferies — March 9, 2011 @ 2:48 pm | Reply

    • Excellent, Chris. Many thanks.

      Comment by kath56ryn — March 9, 2011 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

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