On the toppling of the gremlin rock

So, the Government didn't topple this past week, but thanks to a Boy Scout Leader claiming to be disabled because of a car accident, a rock that had stood balanced for millions of years, was toppled. Isn't it amazing what the "disabled" can do when they set their minds to it?  Of all the things that have annoyed me this past week, and believe me, plenty of things have annoyed me the last few days, what those men did in many ways annoys me the most because Boy Scout Leaders, are supposed to be teaching their scouts a love of, and respect for Mother Nature. 

Seeing the happiness and joy on their faces, and listening to their laughter as they did this dastardly deed sickened me to my soul. Knowing they were Boy Scout Leaders outraged me beyond belief! The only bright spot in this whole mess is that they were actually dumb enough to tape themselves toppling that rock, and post it on a social media site for all the world to see. Easy videos and social media sites are doing to more "capture" some of the terminally stupid criminals than anything ever has. I just keeping wondering when they are going to wise up, and at least stop posting their videos online for the whole world to see?

As for them claiming they were trying to save lives, I'm not buying it for a moment.  I don't know what really possessed these Mormon Boy Scout Leaders to topple that rock, but I do not believe for one moment they truly thought they were saving lives by toppling a rock that had stood balanced there for millions of years! 

I hope three things happen here.  I hope the Boy Scouts kick them out.  I hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and forever banned from entering all City, State, and National Parks.  And I hope that one loses his lawsuit.  

Daily Kos :: Utah rock vandal filed lawsuit in September, claims disability http://bit.ly/16Y8LPX

Men may face felony charges after toppling Goblin Valley formation | The Salt Lake Tribune http://bit.ly/19Txcwo

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Rock Art

I was sitting by the pool this morning enjoying my second cup of tea and a Danish when I noticed someone had been creative with rocks again.  I've noticed a couple of interesting rock stacking and balancing acts going on around the resort lately, and loved this latest bit of creative rock art.  I decided I would come back later with the Nikon and get some shots of it, and some of the other interesting rock arrangements here at the resort. 

After snapping a couple of shots of the rock art by the pool, I headed to the pond to take a photo of another piece of interesting rock art that had caught my eye.  

Life%20in%20the%20Koi%20Pond-26On my way to that piece of rock art I glanced down into the pond, and realized what an absolutely gorgeous shot I could get of the remaining original koi, and the new generation it was swimming with.  The fish seemed to be in the mood for a photo shoot.  They posed so nicely for me I got two crystal clear, really great shots, and one that was not quite as crystal clear due to the lighting from the angle I shot it at.

After thanking them for posing so nicely, I headed to the piece of rock art that I thought made a perfect faerie seat.  I snapped a couple of pics of that, then I headed off in the ClubCar to take some more photos of rock art around the resort.  I've started a Flickr, Rock Art Set with these photos, and will keep adding to it as I come across more interesting rock art.  Rocks are abundant around here, and people, as well as Mother Nature sometimes arrange them into very interesting pieces of natural art.

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