Day 320: (Nearly) Speechless

You can't describe, adequately, the Grand Canyon. You can't capture it on film (or digitally—film actually has a better chance in the right hands). You just have to experience it, if you can. What more can I say? A very, deep and wide ravine, amazing in the sunlight and shadow play of the progressing day. It would be great to live in the vicinity of the Canyon, or be able to stay over an extended time. I, being a person too spoiled by my chances, have journeyed to the Grand Canyon twice and both times, regretfully, the air was hazy. If you lived close by you could come in every day until that day when the air was crisp and you felt, with intense clarity, the presence of design in nature. It is there anyway, and I am sure there are no bad days at the Grand Canyon.

List_Addict               Irene

The weather is considerably cooler. Writing this from the future, I can reassure our clerk, at the Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan, that he is not quite correct about it getting really warm as soon as we get off this plateau. This will be, instead the start of the cold spell. We can't help but take it personally. Last time V—— and I came to to the States we drove into a blizzard that closed down all but one McDonalds and one Starbucks (or so it seemed) in Washington DC. Yes, that rather large city, completely closed. This time we have a storm in states that are supposed to be desert, a storm so large they actually sat down and named it—Boreas. But that's still a couple of sunny days away. Lucky we packed for all occasions—bathers through to thermals.

We paid more tonight at the Red Feather Lodge. And we got more. Shower able showers, sleepable linen, the ability to walk barefoot.

Clockwise from top left: Fallstreak (cloud collected) in the sunset sky; strawberry margarita at dinner< (with cream on top??); full moon rising over the Canyon

The Outfit
Dress: Op-shopped
Jacket: The North Face
Leggings: Target
Beanie: River Island, London (and it gets a lot of comments)
Boots: Dr Martens

Photographer de Jour: V——

Who wore it better?

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  1. OMG - I think a bear is eating your head!

    Also I am a little worried about Irene. She seems to be resembling the central character in a Dexter episode.

    Miss ya

  2. I must visit the grand canyon one day. (I think I've been saying that for 15 years). I thought the grand canyon was in the desert and deserts were hot. Is this not the case?

  3. One year we took a helicopter ride through the Grand Canyon. Very cool.

    Sounds like you're having fun!


  4. Whipped cream on a margarita? That's just sick!

    I haven't been to the Grand Canyon since I was a kid. I really should go again. And if you can, you should also see Bryce Canyon - more beautiful and less grand than the Grand one.


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