34 thoughts on “Hole in the wall

  1. So … you’ve mentioned the challenge to get the shot? A long hike? Or difficult footing? I’ve never been to Arches … or Zion or Bryce. My one opportunity to explore parks in Utah took me to Capitol Reef.

    1. Hi LB, not a long hike just some scrambling up a bit of loose rock. Capital Reef is one place I have not spent much time. Just an evening and a day hike the next morning on the way home from Bryce. Sure need to find time to make it back…maybe this spring.

    1. HI, I really like Arches as well as that whole region of the state of Utah. SO much to explore around there and the BW just reflected the somewhat grey day and sky. Hope your week ahead is great.

  2. Love it – and I wonder, if it also counts as an “Adder stone”: “Adder stones were believed to have magical powers such as protection against eye diseases or evil charms, preventing nightmares, curing whooping cough, the ability to see through fairy or witch disguises and traps if looked at through the middle of the stone, and of course recovery from snakebite. According to popular conception, a true adder stone will float in water. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adder_stone)

    I guess you didn’t discover any fairy or witch disguises after taking this shot? πŸ˜‰

      1. I know what you mean. I’m working in the city too and often feel drained towards weekend. And not only work-related. I think I would wither or fade (hope that’s the right expression for it) should I be forced to live downtown within stone and bricks for a very long time.

        1. I think we all are accustomed to needing nature or the fractal world we all evolved with in its most basic from to feel our best. What is called β€œFriluftsliv” in Scandinavia or Shinrin Yoku in Japan.

          1. ..and amazingly, I sleep best outdoors. I should move to Norway. Or somewhere else with less people and more nature.

            And I wonder why and how so many people still (seem to) feel good without nature at all. I always get laughed at when I lament/whine not having a tree in front of my office window by my co-workers. But that’s a different story I guess. πŸ™‚

          2. Hi Suzan, Norway would be nice.

            I am not sure how so many cope well without nature. Maybe some people have a deeper connection that was either passed along through generations or learned in youth or perhaps both.

            Not to rub it in but… there is a tree right out my office window. πŸ˜‰

          3. Hahaha! πŸ˜€ …Well, I had a plane tree/buttonwood (?) in front of mine, but had to switch rooms and now it’s just the huge wall of a new office tower (construction site) I’m staring at the whole day. The sky has vanished too, but there are some builders watching us work at our computers and waving all the time. But – so what. πŸ˜‰ …*goes hugging a tree* πŸ˜‰

          4. Sorry to hear the new construction is blocking out the sky. Perhaps you could get an extra computer monitor and just have a recording of outdoor scenes playing on it all day?

            At least there are weekends and vacations to get some nature therapy.

            Take care.

          5. Thanks, good idea – I have two monitors, but didn’t think of this so far. But today I bought myself some nature – flowers are always good for color and a little “living” touch.

            Yes, but always too short – I could easily live with a 4-day-week. πŸ˜‰

            You too. πŸ™‚

  3. Normally I love to see the colors of the formations in Utah, but the B&W really shows the different shades of color … just in monochrome. Wonderful!

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