Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Photo: Theme Day -- Detail of Giant Sequoia
This is a detailed shot of one of the world's largest living things, a Giant Sequoia in Sequoia/King's Canyon National Park. The late afternoon sun caught this knot and bark, whose rough texture also provided a habitat for moss and lichen.
Today is the first day of a federal government shutdown, so Sequoia and all other U.S. national parks are closed. People cannot enter the parks, and people who are staying in the campgrounds and lodges in the parks are being told to leave. What a shame for people who had planned their vacations, especially foreign visitors for whom this was a long and costly trip. What a shame for our national pride and sense of identity, and as a reflection upon our political system.
This week we have photos of the Wadi Rum Desert of Jordan posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.
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