Today I am honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service by posting a painting I did several years ago of Pyramid Peak. It portrays the nearly mile of distance in elevation between Diablo Lake and the summit of Pyramid Peak. It also shows how the size of the Peak dwarfs Diablo Dam. I can't really stand beneath the Peak at the level of the dam without thinking of the Shelley poem "Ozymandias." It's true for so many of the grandest things in the national park system: The Grand Canyon, El Capitan in Yosemite, giant sequoias and redwoods--all the grandest natural phenomena will surely outlast us, so much greater than any of our most accomplished feats of engineering.