Going Scenic

Meadows on the way to the North Rim

Yesterday was the first time I went to the entrance station on my job this season. It was exceptionally lovely out there due to all the rain we have received this year.I stayed out there until lunch time, then drove home to eat. On the way I stopped to “smell the flowers”, or at least to take some pictures of them.

Very cool seed head

Fleabane

I have heard this one called Yellow Eye, but not sure if that is the name of it.

Pink Penstemmon

After lunch I drove up to Walhalla Overlook to attend Gaelyn’s Interpretive talk. It was about the history of the people who have lived in the area, and was very interesting.

Walhalla Overlook. The Colorado River is in the center of this photo

Wouldn’t it be nice to have this scene as the backdrop for your job every day?

Here I am with my friend and co-worker, Gaelyn

After the history talk was concluded, Gaelyn and I headed up to Cape Royal for her 3:00 talk. This time she talked about geology, and how the Grand Canyon was formed. Very interesting, but I still can’t get my head around how it happened. I’m just glad it did. This place is awesome even after five years of working here.

Angel’s Window at Cape Royal

A view of Cape Royal

Look how tiny those people look over there. That gives you some little bit of perspective on the size of the rocks and canyon walls.

Another view from Cape Royal

It’s days like this one on the job that just go by way too fast. All too soon it was time to go home for the day. At least there is tomorrow for another view of this fabulous canyon!

 

About Karen Eidson

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.

Comments

  1. Thanks for joining me. It was an awesome day that I hope we can share again.

  2. Enjoyed the awesome photos…thanks for sharing them. It is an awesome place isn’t it?? Are the temps still pretty hot there? I was wondering how you manage in the heat of the summer?

    Elizabeth in NC

  3. Thanks for the pictures – I miss Arizona. I just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog as I used to live in Flagstaff, I love sewing, and eat GF. Best of luck with your picture a week. I will check back soon.
    Cindy

  4. C’était tellement beau! Je suis comme, sera toujours préoccupé.

  5. Those pictures are so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Really love the seedhead photo. Thanks for sharing. What an awesome job!

  7. What a beautiful backdrop to your workday. Great pics.

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