Farm Kid Fun In Photos...Natural History Museum

"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."       - Martin Luther King, Jr. (December 10, 1964 - Nobel Peace Price Acceptance Speech)

Why is freedom so hard to come by sometimes?  Looking back, it seems so out of place that people have been denied basic rights and freedoms.  Why would you have to fight so fiercely for something that without questioning or reasoning should simply be yours?  Unalienable rights...why are they so easily denied to people at the darkest moments in our history?

I have a very deep and almost reverent respect for Dr. King and the battle that he fought with such valiance.  What a marvelous example of immovable strength and equanimity.  I hope that I have these qualities somewhere within me... 

With Human Rights Day comes a lot of fun for two little farmhands that I know.  We spent the morning at the Natural History Museum of Utah at the University of Utah.  What better way to celebrate our land and freedom and gain respect for the cultures and people that have been here before us.  The new museum is fantastic.  The dinosaur exhibits alone are worth the trip, and the Native American exhibits are beautiful!  Artifacts and fossils cover the walls, insects and life covers the fourth floor, and how the earth was formed and functions is on the third floor.  The rest of the museum covers dinosaurs, Native Americans past and present, weather, population growth and impact, the Great Salt Lake, Utah rivers and native animals.  How can a little boy not be fascinated by it all?  I thought we would share a few photos and maybe convince a few of you to set aside a day to play at the museum if you are local, if you are not local, visit a museum near you.  Go have fun and learn about the land and people around you.  The greatest gift we can give each other is respect, and that comes from learning about each other and ourselves!

Exploring butterflies and leaves with magnifying glasses
Seeing 3-D solar flares and deep space photos
Watching a sandstorm and the effects of wind on our dessert
Wall of horned favorite
Learning about native insects
Draw your favorite dinosaur wall...this was fun
Plant fossils found in Utah


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