Small Wonders and Natural Moments Life and Nature in the Colorado Front Range
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Recall saltation: Sand grains dancing on the wind Can create mountains.
Under a restless wind They jump, twist, and shudder on, Overtaking pines.
It was my first visit to Great Sand Dunes; it’s funny how a word you haven’t used in polite conversation in decades (or ever?) effortlessly pops back into your vocabulary. As did “barchan” and “parabolic,” though the Park Naturalists didn’t seem to know what I was asking about.