Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Grand Canyon Views

More views taken on our road trip in 2007. I hope I get there again one day.




This is a photo of Gregg. Notice how very far away from the edge the photographer is standing? He was at least four feet away from the edge but as there was no rail I wouldn't go near it. I didn't think I had a fear of heights until I looked over that rim but was relatively okay if on an overlook with a safety rail.


There is an overlook in these last two photos, and you can actually see people looking like tiny little ants.

17 comments:

The Birdlady said...

It's an unbelievable place, isn't it?

Tricia said...

Absolutely gorgeous views! You really got some great photos.

Did you hear about the man that drove over the edge of the South Rim this past Monday morning? They said yesterday that they're not ruling it a suicide as of yet, more investigation is needed. Poor man - I just hate it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Awesome!

tricia said...

Such beautiful photos Denise. I think this is one of those places that stays with you forever. Thanks for reviving some good memories.

jabblog said...

Amazing place - wild, beautiful, vertiginous!

imac said...

Really brill shots from a brill place to visit.

Steve B said...

Your photos are wonderful. The Grand Canyon has to be one of the most impressive places I've ever visited.

Limey said...

Gorgeous! I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago in March or April and there was a freak blizzard that week - by the time it settled we got to see the Grand Canyon covered in snow which is incredibly rare and unbelievably beautiful. It truly takes your breath away the first time you see its vast expanse and shape and colours.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That brought back some happy memories Denise. We were lucky enough to visit there a few years ago and thought how fantastic it is. A x

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Me again Denise. Having been away for about 9 days I thought I had better check to see if you had posted wedding photos. I'm so glad I did - they are beautiful - what a lovely day for such a handsome and happy couple. You must feel very blessed that your boy has chosen such a wonderful life partner. I wish them all the happiness in the world. A x

Patty said...

I'm with you, I like guard rails around drop offs. In fact when we went to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, I had a hard time stepping out onto the balconies. Same way when we went to the Badlands, I didn't like hiking around much, afraid I would fall off a cliff or rock. LOL I don't like to live dangerously.

Wenche said...

Wonderful! The landscape is simply beautiful!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What an awesome sight...
One day, I hope to visit, until then, I'll consider it done, whilst looking at your incredible photos.
Such a talent you have m'dear.

diane said...

What a magical place. The sun shining on the walls of the canyon is just lovely. I wouldn't be going near the edge without a rail either.
Thanks for you comments yes I did see you had been to the Raclette post. I thought you might like it. You can probably buy a Raclette Grill from a kitchen shop. It is a fun meal and a indoor BBQ is fun as well.

Roy said...

Stunning images Denise, all of them. (How about wearing a parachute. {:))

Denise said...

Helen, it certainly is.

Tricia, I had not heard about this poor man. Sad, very sad.

Kirigalpoththa, thank you.

Tricia, glad I gave you some good memories.

Jabblog, it is, it is and it is.

IMAC, thank you.

Steve B., very kind of you to say so, and those of us who have been fortunate enough to visit would probably agree with you.

Limey, now I would love to see that place in the snow. I went there once when it was foggy, that was just a little bit scary but still beautiful even if you couldn't see any of the Canyon.

Strawberry Anne Jam, I am glad it brought back some great memories. Thank you also for your sweet comments about my son and his wife.

Patty, a kindred spirit I see. I have never been to the Biltmore Estate, but loved the Badlands of North Dakota.

Wenche, it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. I hope I can travel this world a little more to see others.

A Brit in Tennessee, I am happy I gave you a modest window into a place you will visit one day, when you will see the magnificence of the real deal.

Diane, another kindred spirit on the rail thing ;) I shall look for that Raclette pan, thanks!

Roy, thank you. A parachute? Now there's an idea ;)

Joe Milmoe said...

Beautiful pictures!