invading zim zim

One of my favorite lesser known TV shows is a cartoon called Invader Zim. It’s kind of a quirky show, with ridiculous humor, and an offbeat animation style that was somehow both cute and dark at the same time. The only reason why I bring it up is every time I mention the name Zim Zim Falls, I think of this cartoon.

Today I went to Zim Zim Falls with a few friends. The day got off to a rocky start. I ended up breaking my glasses when I came out of the shower. If you ever watch a Korean drama, something like this is always a bad premonition. It’s usually a foreshadowing of a tragic event in the main character’s life. Luckily I’m not the superstitious type. Today ended up being a great day, although there was a slight bit of tragedy. I accidentally ran over a squirrel during the drive back.

I ended up spending the entire day in my contact lenses, and I came to the realization that they’re not as bad as I remembered. I spent a whole day with them on, even barbecuing with them on, and found that they were pretty bearable. I may end up wearing them more often.

Zim Zim is not the most spectacular fall I’ve ever seen. Not by a long shot. I’ve actually been really really spoiled when it comes to waterfalls. Less than a week ago I visited the amazing Vernal falls in Yosemite, which, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful falls in the world. Less than two months ago I got to visit the world famous Niagara falls. So yea, Zim Zim falls pales in comparison. But it’s the largest (and probably the only) waterfall of decent size in Yolo county, and the terrain is actually pretty fun, with numerous creek crossings which reminded of my trip to the Zion Narrows last November. And of course great company makes any day great.

So in my last post I sort of ranted about how there’s never any girls doing outdoor activities. As you can see, this time the demographics were much better. =) I learned that girls are not really vampires who avoid the sun at all cost. I also learned a little bit about hydrology. I understood where waterfalls come from in areas like Yosemite with a lot of snowfall, but I always wondered where waterfalls in areas without snow came from. Thanks to our resident hydrologist, now I know.

I think I have mentioned this before, but I think it’s worth mentioning again. Part of the reason why I love nature so much is Romans 1:20, which says: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

Whenever I’m in nature I see God’s handiwork. I see it in the waterfalls, I see it in the hills, the mountains, the valleys, the clouds, the sky. To me, all of nature reveals His glory and handiwork. Lately I’ve been getting more into macro photography and I see the handiwork in smaller things. These flowers are about the size of a coin, easy to miss when you’re hiking. But up close they’re pretty impressive. So sometimes it’s nice to just stop and smell the flowers. Or in my case, get down and photograph them.

Pix here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/mikehong81/20110422ZimZimFalls#

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