Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Size really matters
I learned rather young that size really matters. The top picture is a natural arch in the sandstone. If I didn't tell you how big it was, you might be impressed. But if I step back a few feet and take the picture over again, you can get an idea of its true size. If this arch were, say, ten feet across, it would be a local attraction. As it is, it is right next to a campground and probably hardly ever noticed. If the arch were 100 feet across, it would be a tourist attraction and shown on many maps. The largest natural stone arch in the world is said to be Rainbow Bridge at 234 feet (as measured by laser). If it were close to that size it would be world famous. Size does matter, in some things.