Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Colours of the Grand Canyon National Park~

Believe it, or not, we had not planned on a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park, but we were so glad that we changed our minds.
It was magnificent!

This is the second National Park system, of a total of ten that I will be sharing with you in coming days and weeks. 
It is taking a lot longer than I had anticipated to gather them all together and then select my favorites to share with you. 

Happy Monday
Happy Week
Happy Mosiac Monday~

I am linking up with Mary for:
"Mosaic Monday"

A Painted Lady butterfly at the top of the Grand Canyon pathway~

The Least Chipmunk, or Golden Manteled Ground Squirrel...not sure which this was... was leaping from such high walls, I could not believe how agile it was~

This squirrel is neither the Kaibab Squirrel, or Albert's Squirrel that live in the park,
and so I was not sure of the 
species name of this guy, who ran across my path to take a dust bath~

The river looked like a tiny thread so far at the bottom of the canyon~

In the mosaic below, I took images from the same vantage point, only I took the lens out a little further on each one taken~



  1. Beautiful photos from your Grand Canyon visit! The color and formations of the Canyon are gorgeous. Wonderful mosaics!

  2. the colors in the rocks are amazing. the blooms are, too! love the lupine, poppies and asters, especially! cute squirrel, too.

  3. Wow, what gorgeous scenery! I'm glad you decided to go...these are fantastic shots! I would love to visit one day. Great job, Mary!

  4. WOW! I'm so glad you went and took this amazing photos! When we went a few years ago, I was not taking as many as I do now. And it's hard to capture the magnificence and scale of this enormous canyon. It really does take your breath away!

  5. WOWOWOWOWZER! Beautiful flowers and your shots of the grand canyon are simply stunning!

  6. Amazing shots. You really seemed to have captured the personality of the area.

  7. Gorgeous, the colours in the canyon are amazing.

  8. Awesome photos of the scenery, wildlife and plants. The idea for your mosaic was especially nice.

  9. Stunning photos. I've never visited the Grand Canyon - it looks breathtaking. Love the lupine and the squirrels.

  10. I would love to see that for myself! You could make a tourist brochure from your post!

  11. Nice nice nice!!!! So glad you had a chance to go and visit! Beautiful pics:) Safe journeys!

  12. A place to visit and admire nature Mary.
    I have been there.. maybe the same spot and taken some photographs too.

  13. awesome! one pic more beautiful than the next :)

  14. Such a majestic place to see. It is on my bucket list. Your photos further emphasized the beauty . Beautiful. Valerie

  15. My parents used to live in Arizona and I have visited this park many times. Yet, no matter how many trips I have taken to enjoy it's beauty I am always in awe. Your photos are stunning and I especially enjoy seeing the wildlife. I am your newest follower.

    Susan and Bentley

  16. Oh my goodness, your photos are breathtaking! The colors are fabulous.

  17. MAGNIFICENT! I love the expansive views and the small detail taking us right into the heart and telling us more of the story of the Grand Canyon. Thank you so much for taking me there. I look forward to seeing more of your travels Mary.

  18. What truly stunning photos - the colours of the Canyon are beautiful and not what you expect at all - I visited it many years ago and it is totally overwhelming in it's beauty. Your photos are amazing and show such an abundance of life there. Thank you for sharing your wonderful visit.

  19. Incredibly beautiful scenery! I have never been there but your photos make we want to put this on my Bucket List of places to see. I enjoy your blog and photos and will be following you. Blessings, Pamela

  20. Beautiful photos from Grand Canyon.
    Love the blue bird.
    From Hilda


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