Metaphor – the Tree of Utah
There is no place to pull over to take a picture so this was the best I could do.
This one taken by Eccentric Roadside is much better.
Out in the middle of the salt flats is this 87-foot-tall sculpture that was created by the Swedish artist Karl Momen in the 1980s. The sculpture, which is constructed mainly of concrete, consists of a 'trunk' holding up six spheres that are coated with natural rock and minerals native to Utah. There are also several hollow sphere segments on the ground around the base representing falling leaves. Inscribed on the plaque are the words from Ode to Joy – “A hymn to our universe, whose glory and dimension is beyond all myth and imagination”.
Sam – this picture is for you.
Ups and downs through the mountains.
And clouds, beautiful clouds.
The only stop we made in the state of Utah was to get fuel. On into Wyoming.