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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scenic Sunday / Grand Canyon and Sedona, Arizona USA










I spent five days with my friend (from childhood) on a road-trip to Arizona. We spent time at the fabulous Grand Canyon and the spectacular red-rock country of Sedona...and some sights in between. We were fortunate to have clear and dry weather, but, it was quite chilly, especially at night. The top two photos were taken at the Grand Canyon. We were at the Desert View standing along-side of the Watch Tower there. We were able to get nice views of the Colorado River below. The river can be elusive from the rim at many points...but, it's there whether we can see it or not.

The rest of the photos were taken at Sedona, Arizona. This is a small community only about 2 hours from the Grand Canyon. What a change in scenery! Massive columns of red-rock prevail across the landscape. The colors here, too, change as the light changes according to cloud cover, and time of day. Sally and I spent a morning on the "Pink" Jeep Tour. What a hoot that was! We took the Rim Tour which is exactly that! We were high above Sedona (2000 feet) on the rims of the hills/mountains. The views back into the valley were awesome. You can be thoroughly impressed by just driving on the paved roads in and around Sedona...but, to get up above it all is truly a sight to behold. We took so many pictures! It's not easy choosing those to post here. The last photo was taken on the rim with the driver, myself, and my friend Sally. I am in the middle. Our driver was great!

I have visited the Grand Canyon numerous times and Sedona one other time...it never gets old! The colors change all day long...hour by hour, even minute by minute. These are just two of God's many masterpieces!

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Scenic Sunday

20 comments:

JOE TODD said...

From Wetlands to Desert what a neat world we live in. What time of year were you there? Were there a lot of people? In season Off season or in between?

Jackie said...

What a great place to visit and wonderful photography!!Something you will never forget, thank you for sharing this marvellous experience. Jackie.

hetty said...

Wonderful photos! I have never been to the Grand Canyon, but I think that will have to change!

Coffeedoff said...

Amazing place. marvelous colours in the photos!

Xavi said...

Thanks for your kind remarks.
I love watching the always spectacular Grand Canyon.
Have a happy weekend.

SquirrelQueen said...

The scenery is breathtaking, I love the shots of the canyon. I am amazed at all the colors. What a great trip this must have been.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, I love the Grand Canyon and the pretty red rocks.

Gaelyn said...

Your Grand Canyon pics make me home sick. And the awesome red rocks of Sedona still call my name for further explorations. The Pink Jeep tours are usually fun. Great captures.

Manang Kim said...

OMG these are spectacular photos. And I agree with you one of the picture looks green in color and some are reddish..so it change with the time, that makes it very awesome! And oh by the way I love the color of the jeep ^_^

Mine is here Scenic Sunday~Castle Rock

Petite Splendours said...

LOVE these photos! I hope you had a great trip and enjoyed the surroundings.

Btw, cool jeep ;)

Kind regards,
Hanne, Denmark

Cher said...

thanks for sharing your road trip with us, those are stunning photos you took! a nature's beauty to behold. :)

Dorothy said...

Now THAT is really Scenic!! What a trip.

Christina, sweden said...

Great scenerys and wonderful photos of the red rock. Would not mind a tur there!

Christina, Sweden

KMOYMAMA said...

Breathtaking photos! I just wanted to be there!

storyteller said...

Lovely scenic views of the Grand Canyon and Sedona area ... nifty pink jeep ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Scenic Sunday view

Lorac said...

Love the rocks and the canyon is spectacular! What gorgeous colour too!

Rebekah said...

Oh gorgeous! Sedona and the Grand Canyon -- two of AZ's prettiest places!! Oh, and the pink jeep is too cute! ;)

moorebloglife said...

the desert is my favorite place to be and your shots are gorgeous, I am jealous!

Lindz said...

I so love pictures of grand canyon, my boy had a speech at school on how he loves to travel america to see the grand canyon... will show this pictures to him tomorrow morning when he wakes up.

Jeanne Selep said...

Hello Carolyn,

I took the photos posted here. There were 2 rafts in our party. Raft A parked upstream, we walked on the edge downstream to photo the Raft B going down. Then we walked back upstream and rode down the rapid. Very wet. :)