If you read my blog so far, you know I love rocks and rock formations. I am sorry to say, though, that Massacre Rocks State Park (in Idaho) I went to today isn’t one of my favorites. 😦
There are plenty of rocks in the park, big boulders spread all over the area along the Snake River. However, they are so dark and gloomy. Even the color of the river was dark. I thought about naming today’s blog as “Black Beauty”, but I have so much trouble calling it that. Perhaps I should call them “Beast” instead. 🙂
The cloudy day didn’t help in any way, of course. The gray sky made the area seemed even darker and murkier. Other than a ranger’s car, mine was the only one in the parking lot.
“Any dangerous animal in the park?” If possible, I always like to check with the rangers about hazardous animals in the area wherever I go to.
“In warmer days you need to worry about the Rattle Snakes. Today?” The ranger said with a teasing smile on his face. “If you see one, you can use it as a walking stick.”
“Oh, no thank you.” I smiled back. “Use a snake as a walking stick?” I thought to myself “I would rather fall and die, before the snake scares me to death.”
Although the place was practically empty and it was so gloomy, I didn’t feel afraid while I hiked there for several hours. All I wanted badly, though, was some color. Any cheerful color!
Well, as if someone heard my wishes and answered my “prayer” – on the warmer side of the slope, there were patches of tiny little pink flowers. The delightful, cheery color of the wildflowers lit up my day. So they are the “beauty” in my story. 🙂
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