As many definitions as there are for the word “GRAND”… none of them adequately sum up Zion National Park. We got squeezed out of our visit to Zion this year on account of the government shutdown. Idiots. But we drove through it on our way home.
This was simply taken at a pull off, shortly after exiting the tunnel entrance to the park. Storm was coming in, so the sky and light were doing fun things. I was feeling bummed that we hadn’t been able to stay… but then this happened. It was like a smile from above and a gift for the asking. And I did ask! It was one of those moments that reminded me that to ask, relax and quit trying so hard is a gift unto itself. Sometimes the results are even better than I imagined!