There is a place on Earth where Mother Nature has secretly taken time off from her day job, forgotten for a moment her tireless devotion to the evolution of the flora and fauna, and simply indulged herself in rock art for art's sake.
For this is southern Utah, the place she herself chose to exhibit her finest masterpieces.
You will be spared the usual ramblings on this occasion as no words are worthy, nor can explain, nor will do justice to the images of the triumphant cream, pink and red sculptures in these glorious natural galleries. Indeed, none of these pictures go near capturing the scale and impact of seeing these canyons for the first time but we would still like to share them. So far we have visited just three National Parks here. Tomorrow we move 150 miles south east, dipping back into Arizona, to explore more - including the extraordinary Antelope Canyon and, of course, nature's proudest oeuvre, the daddy of them all, the Grand Canyon.
But, for now, please enjoy these few snapshots of the magnum opus of Mother Nature, Master Sculptor, here in Utah.
And put it on your bucket list...