Sunday, September 17, 2017

Another not-particularly-random haiga selection

This haiku reminded me of  the Cave & Basin National Historic Site, the 1885 birthplace of Canada’s National Park System.   At this location, in Banff National Park, naturally occurring warm mineral springs can be found inside the cave and outside in an emerald-coloured basin.

When I worked there I was completely unaware of the lovely springs and pools above the cave shown here. I think the same can be said of most of us even now. Although there are lots of warm and hot springs all along the mountain chains in Alberta and British Columbia, nobody gives them much thought except as a place to swim. We should be looking at geothermal power potential more seriously, though probably not at any spring that’s given birth to a National Park System.