Can the scientist appreciate the beauty of creation as much as the non-scientist religious person?
Can you get the joke in this photo, without a smattering of knowledge of geography, and languages? Or am I looking at it wrong?
It’s a joke on a planetary scale, if not a cosmic one.
(Hints: This is a photo looking from the north, I think; “Colorado” means “red” in Spanish.)
Update: Okay, Mr. Higginbotham convinced me. We’re looking from the west, and that’s the Colorado coming from the top of the picture, and the Green coming from the bottom left; then the conjoined streams flow away, to the bottom right. So, in the photo, the Colorado River is, appropriately, red, while the Green River is, fittingly, green
Not a majestic joke by Mother Nature, but a poetic way to remind us of the names of these rivers.
Poetry that might make us smile, too.
(It’s rare that these rivers run such dramatically different colors, especially with the Colorado that red, that far north.)
- Wikimapia view of the Confluence
- Willoughby: America’s most endangered river is showing signs of overuse (denverpost.com)
- Colorado’s Yampa River Gets a Lift for Second Consecutive Summer (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)
- Willoughby: Expedition on Green River in Dinosaur Natl. Monument builds teamwork (denverpost.com)
- Declining flows in Colorado River Basin could stir economic woes (denverpost.com)
- Reagan Waskom and Taylor Hawes to testify today at senate hearing about #ColoradoRiver demand (coyotegulch.wordpress.com)
- Canoe 2001, Green River (lots of maps with detail)