Friday, July 29, 2011

Our First Glimpse of the Grand Canyon



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

This is a picture of our first view of the Grand Canyon. We entered the park from the east because we had read that end of the park offered the best views of the Colorado River. This picture was taken at the Desert View overlook.

34 comments:

Sandra said...

i have always wanted to see this and each time i look at your beautiful photos i want to see it with my own eyes. wow what God made is goregous

Lrong said...

Brings back good memories for me... had an opportunity to see the Grand Canyon in the 1980s when I was a student at US...

forgetmenot said...

What an awesome "first glimpse"!!!! Such na inspiring and beautiful piece of Nature. Mickie :)

Mildred said...

The view just takes your breath away!

LV said...

That is one of the biggest "holes" I ever saw.

The Incredible Woody said...

Very nice shot!

Scott said...

Beautiful view, and you were fortunate enough to get some nice clouds in there to enhance the photo. Nice framing with the trees in the foreground too.

Happyone : ) said...

That first glance is indeed awesome. I'll never forget that feeling when I first saw it.
A great picture, but no picture can do it justice.

imac said...

Looks so cool George.

Ginny said...

I love the green river snaking through it down there!

Kay said...

Beautiful shot George. I remember back when Ben and I were dating, we went to the Grand Canyon and camped for a few days. It was so much fun and will always be one of my precious memories of my dear late husband.
Kay

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is the place I so love to visit!! You'v got a very good photo on this one. Thanks for sharing!

SWF

Elettra said...

Amazing!

EG Wow said...

Great photo, George. I don't think I can ever see too many photos of that spectacular place. I have been there three times and each time it's an awesome experience.

T.O. Geezer said...

Wow! Great photo! It makes me want to go back for another visit.

God bless and have a great weekend :-)

~Ron

Busy Bee Suz said...

Magical!!!!!!

Sey said...

OMG, it's magnificent. One of my dream is to see the grand canyon!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!!! THis is an awesome shot.

Stephany said...

I feel like I'm standing on the ledge next to you, George. A fantastic photo with so much to look at!

diane b said...

It is a magic place wherever you see it from. The North Rim was spectacular too as well as the helicopter flight in from the east. It is so much bigger than I imagined.(Everything in America was big)

Indrani said...

Wow! Great view! I hope I will be there some day.

Pam said...

Once I enlarged your photo what a magnificent view of the Colorado River I saw.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey, George. I enjoyed it immensely!

Happiness always,
Pam

troutbirder said...

A truley stunning place.... Mother Nature outdid herself there all right. :)

Ash said...

Awesome!

Fred Alton said...

What a breathtaking shot of a picture post-card perfect scene!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! The expanse is breathtaking.

Thanks for visiting The Gardening LIfe. My garden was unscathed by the storm. Thanks for asking.

Ryan said...

Now this is one place I'd love to visit. Ever since I watched Eval Kineval attempt to jump it in a rocket when I was a kid I've been amazed by the place.

Tes said...

Am passing an award to you, George. Feel free to pick it up from my site. Happy weekend to you and Betsy! *hugs*

Carletta said...

What I'd give for a 'first glimpse'!
I scrolled down George and see you still have some amazing flowers in your yard.
I'm slowly getting back into blogging this week. I've missed your posts my friend.

Arti said...

Wow!! This is just an Awesome shot... I can feel the beauty...
Have a fabulous sunday:)

Ann said...

re you taking videos too?

ladyfi said...

What a marvellous sight!

A Lady's Life said...

sure is grand!!!

Janie said...

Great view! I never tire of the majesty of the Grand Canyon.