Thursday, June 19, 2008

Legend of the Falls

This Sky Watch photo was taken yesterday at Iguaçu Falls in the southern state of Parana in Brazil. What a difference a day makes - from the gentle, clear waters of southeastern Arkansas to these crashing rivers and verdant green jungles in Brazil in a little more than 24 hours. Just another day at work, really.

The name Iguaçu comes from the Guarani Indians meaning big water: with 275 separate waterfalls -- its aptly named. Doug Taron of Gossamer Tapestry gets the Golden Globe award for correctly guessing the destination from an earlier post. Good sleuthing Doug.

Guarani legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. Well, beautiful falls or not, I am on the clock -- I'll post more images of the falls later this weeks along with some interesting mammals, birds and an especially cool butterfly for Doug. Adeu.

For the best of this weeks skies - checkout Wiggers World.
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