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Kaskakia Canyon Starved Rock State Park

Sholeh Loehle ©

Kaskakia Canyon at Starved Rock State Park: the 18 canyons at the park were carved from rock over the last 12,000 years by surface water runoff and groundwater outflow. The power of the melting glaciers is awe-inspiring…such a small thing, over time, wearing away stone…

“The Divine Spirit is penetrating from eternity to eternity, for it is the bounty of God, and the bounty of God is eternal. Can you conceive of limitation of the divine power in atomic verities or cessation of the divine bounty in existing organisms? Could you conceive the power now manifest in this glass in cohesion of its atoms becoming nonexistent? The energy by which the water of the sea is constituted failing to exert itself and the sea disappearing?” –‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace

Sholeh is a founder and Photography Editor of Nineteen Months and takes photos with a Sony A6000. As a child, she was a master fort builder and mud pie baker. Now she reads books, cooks, and organizes everything. You’ve probably met her at a conference somewhere. She is a certified meeting planner. She lives in Chicago with her husband, works as an event manager, and blogs.