Monday, March 14, 2011

The Discovery of the Grand Canyon~That's My World 031511








Can you imagine what the Spaniards must have thought when they first gazed down at the Grand Canyon? I've been there about half a dozen times now and every time I see it, my jaw drops open and I simply gaze at it. What a work of nature! I took photos of the map and poster about the Spanish discovery and if you double click on the text, you can read it. I've read several accounts about how annoyed they were to find it because they were looking for gold! But, I think for us, the Grand Canyon is a treasure itself. This trip, because we arrived at high noon, hubby and I spent our time there taking photos of the crows, the junipers, and I zoomed in and focused on various rock outcroppings. I did get a couple of shots of the Colorado River, which was very muddy this time of year, with all the runoff. There was even snow on the sides of the canyon and alongside the roads. I'll be posting more photos of the canyon this week! That's My World for Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

5 comments:

Barb said...

The Grand Canyon is one of my favorite places. I once backpacked into and through the canyon for 7 days. Your photos show its vast beauty.

J Bar said...

Great shots.

Photo Cache said...

i wish i lived close by, i'd be there every weekend.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful there.

Walk in New York said...

des paysages feeriques, j'adore

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