Loving the desert….

I made an itinerary for a friend who lives in New England, who would like to visit the desert.  I suggested the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, then up to Bryce Canyon NP in Utah, down through Monument Valley (UT/AZ) and the Painted Desert.  I then looked for some pics of Bryce Cnyn NP.  None of the pics do it justice, but I found a blog of a photographer whose site has pics of all the places I mentioned, except for the Painted Desert. 

Monument Valley: 

Monument Valley Arizona, Sunset

North Rim:

Grand Canyon North Rim

Bryce Cnyn, and a good shot, but not one of the hoodoos, which are amazing to behold:
Bryce Canyon

Ah!  The hoodoos, which just don’t translate right, even in photography.  You gotta be there in person:

Bryce Canyon National Park, Sunrise, Utah
Painted Desert, not from the above photographer…  It’s another thing that just doesn’t translate in 2D.  There are the oddest and the most beautiful formations of earth and rock that you stare at… and can’t figure out how they came to be.  It must have been only dreamed up in the imagination of our gloriously creative God.

About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on July 26, 2006, in Life in the Desert, Loving Nature!, Travelling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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