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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sky Watch Friday - Rainbow in Grand Canyon


Sun on the confluence of the Little Colorado River and Mt Hayden in foreground right
Last week I was out on the Walhalla Plateau. My day ended with roving at Point Imperial, in between the raindrops. I was windblown and cold so decided to leave early. Then a visitor who I’d seen several times that day walked up to me with a question. As we talked the sun came out and I commented on wanting to see a rainbow. So we walked back to the overlook, and sure enough, my first rainbow at Grand Canyon.

Rainbow over Nankoweap Canyon
It kept fading in and out and breaking up. At one point a small area above the horizon looked like it was raining rainbow. Even pale, I was very excited.
This is my 300th post! I wasn’t sure I’d ever make it this far in less than one year of blogging.

To catch more glimpses of skies from around the world, or to share your own, go to Sky Watch Friday by clicking here.

47 comments:

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That is a fantastic pic Gaelyn. I am so glad you got a shot of it.

Here it seems as if the rain clouds are building up so hopefully we are going to get some rain soo.

mountain.mama said...

Really - the first rainbow you've seen at the Grand Canyon? I would have guessed you'd have seen one before. Way to go on 300 posts. I've been blogging a little over a year and haven't managed it yet (almost though). And you know what? I posted a rainbow too.

Elaine said...

The rainbow photo is gorgeous! If that visitor hadn't stopped you with a question, you would have missed it. It seems that a lot of the best photos come from sheer chance.

Ana said...

awesome shots!

Babooshka said...

It really is the most photogenic place. I would never want to be away from here.

Carver said...

That's remarkable. So much beauty you have to experience.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hey! I want to know your secret. How come you can just say you want to see a rainbow and a few minutes later you see it? You must have been a very, very good girl this week. ;-)

Quiet Paths said...

The first rainbow for your 300th post. It can't get much more in synch than that!

Diane AZ said...

How wonderful to post a rainbow at Grand Canyon picture in your 300th post! The rain clouds look lovely too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Rainbows are special. Great photograph.

Jane said...

Nicely shot, I would love to the Grand Canyon one day. Thanks for sharing:)

Sylvia K said...

Really breathtaking shots, Gaelyn! Not that that is unusual for any of your photos!

Have a great weekend! With more rainbows!

Sylvia

Tranquility said...

What a wonderful location for sky photos! That rainbow is gorgeous - especially in that setting! :)

Photo Cache said...

you are so lucky having this to see this each day. have a great weekend.

Steffi said...

Wow...I wish I could see the Grand Canyon one day in future too!You can be so lucky!Have a great weekend!

Ebie said...

Wow! Gaelyn, your lucky rainbow brought you to your 300th post! Congratulations! And many more posts ahead!

Ebie's SkyWatch.

Jenn Jilks said...

Gaelyn, they are amazing. And your new header photo - *clap* *clap*!
Preparation meeting opportunity! Thank you for the vicarious trip!

Dewdrop said...

Lovely! Absolutely love rainbows. They are amazing, and over a setting like that... whew. What a beaut!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos of the Grand Canyon and the rainbow. I love rainbows.
Thanks for sharing.

marianne said...

what great shots! thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Two great shots...the rainbow photo is stunning...not to mention the Grand Canyon...hope to get there some day...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Two beautiful photos, I like the way the rainbow encompasses the light.

A Scattering said...

Whoa! Are there days when the beauty just overwhelms you?

Pam said...

Wow 300 post.. congratulations, Gaelyn and well done. You have taken us on some pretty amazing adventures and I for one sincerely appreciate it. You deserve to have that rainbow!

Louise said...

First ever in Grand Canyon? With all the storms there, I'm so surprised. I love it. I love how the end of it looks like it goes into the canyon.

Congrats on your 300th post! I have no idea where I am on that, but know it's nowhere near that and I've been going a little more than a year.

Teri C said...

Such beautiful views!!!
Your life sounds idyllic.

BeachILike said...

Fascinating! It is very hard to capture rainbow, I've never get success of that so far.

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Lanny said...

Catching up here. I really enjoy your pictures and the ones of the bridge in an early post, fascinating but it could cause me to never go across a bridge again. Really enjoy the ones of Antelope Canyon, what an awesome world.

J Bar said...

Amazing.
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Janie said...

I see the rainbow. The light in that shot is fantastic over the canyon. It looks like a fairyland.

Regina said...

Breathtaking!

ms toast burner said...

Wow, that is something special!

You have the best on the job views!

Hildred and Charles said...

The colours in the rocks in the second photo are simply splendid.

Natural Moments said...

Finding a rainbow in the place you call home brings magic into your everyday life and is a great way to celebrate and symbolize your bridging and sharing your life with the world through cyberspace.

Thanks Gaelyn for having an Open Heart.

magiceye said...

superb panoramic sights

Firefly said...

I can imagine seeing a rainbow from above over the Grand Canyon must be something else.
Happy 300th blog.
Refering to the bridge, yes, its the one I refered to. The bridge talk kind of reminded me that I've never posted that pic.

Small City Scenes said...

excellent shots. Dontcha just feel so peaceful when you see a rainbow? Or maybe a sense of wonder. MB

bettyl said...

That's the ultimate rainbow! Well done!

clairz said...

Beautiful photos! Can't just be glanced at, must be clicked on!

Thank you for capturing the moment and for sharing it with us. I'll be back to see what's happening next in your life.

Jan K. said...

I'd love to see the Grand Canyon one day.
Your shot with the rainbow is gorgeous.
Enjoy your weekend!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! So glad you got that rainbow shot. Thanks for sharing.

Lois said...

It's beautiful!

Miss Becky said...

this is absolutely gorgeous. have never been there, it is on my bucket list. the movie is one of my faves. thanks for much for sharing this beauty. love you blog too!

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous capture! And a nice memory of the first time I saw the Grand Canyon in person.
Congrats on your 300th post too!

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! Great place to capture a rainbow--over the Nankoweap Canyon. Your posts are fascinating and informative.

AKO said...

What spectacular photos!! I envy you having the possibilty to see such scenes AND having the camera with you. Lovely! :)

Karen said...

Rainbows are always a beautiful sight, but one over the Grand Canyon? Awesome!

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