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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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Friday, July 23, 2010

Always learning something new

01 Stormy clouds over BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x767)

Heading out Bright Angel Point trail Thursday afternoon

I’ve discovered monsoon season at Grand Canyon’s North Rim doesn’t always mean rain as the big clouds drift over almost within reach.

02 Rain on SR behind Widforss Plateau from BAP trail NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

Watching it rain on the South Rim about 11 miles away always provides a great show. And if I go out without a raincoat and it does rain I’ll always get wet.

03 Rainbow over Walhalla Plateau from BAP trailhead NR GRCA NP AZ (755x1024)

If I look to the skies after the rain has passed with sunshine to my back I don’t always get a rainbow, but sometimes is good enough for me.

04 Rainbow over Walhalla Plateau from BAP trailhead NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x594)

When I take a panorama picture it doesn’t always match up quite right, but I’m learning.

05 Evening light on canyon from Grand Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x757)

The evening light on the canyon walls always changes rapidly and never looks the same twice, no matter how many photos I take.

06 Sunset from Grand Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x757)

And Rangers always do get paid in sunsets.

21 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: It is really a beautiful place and that rainbow is so neat.

Small City Scenes said...

Every comment you put on your own pictures says it all--simply gorgeous.
Great paycheck!! LOL
MB

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What amazing photographs. Wow, wow, wow. Diane

Barb said...

Wow, Gaelyn - of course, the rainbow is spectacular but the sun setting on the canyon walls is amazing. You're rich in views! I'll show Ben!

Carolyn said...

Gaelyn, what a wonderful post and you are oh so right. Each of your photos are stunning....I am so jealous, I can feel the breath being taken away as you view these amazing vistas. Thank you so much for sharing.
Smiles

Jo said...

What magnificent rewards in those scenes, Gaelyn. You are paid in showers, rainbows and sunkissed cliffs. Your photos are brilliant. How did you take the panorama picture. It is stunning. Have a wonderful weekend. (PS this comment may post many times, I struggled with the word verification) (((Hugs))) Jo

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos!Have a great weekend!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

"Rangers always do get paid in sunsets." Sigh.......I love this blog. I love it there and envy you just a little! Thanks for sharing your world, Gaelyn.

Craver Vii said...

I see the glitches in the panoramic image, but it is still a wonder to behold.

helena.heliotrope said...

Do rangers also get paid in sunrises?
Or does that qualify more as a bonus?

And those are some fantastic pictures, as always! :)

blog with no name said...

Not a bad pano! Considering it's free hand shots with no tripod... I'm glad it lasted long enough for you to get out there and get a full view... It was waiting for you to get there and take its picture!

Al said...

Absolutely stunning, I'd love to spend some time there. We get a similar monsoon season here in Colorado, and it also means regular afternoon thunderstorms (with their rainbows), not constant rain. Mornings are almost always sunny.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Brilliant pictures again Gaelyn. I think in nature (and photography) there is always something new to earn.

Elaine said...

Absolutely gorgeous collection of photos! The rainbow shots are beautiful, but I think the evening light on the walls of the canyon is the best. The canyon has so many moods, and you are fortunate to be there to witness them.

A human kind of human said...

Oh, WOW! that first rainbow photo is quite something. I just realised what is the one thing that makes your photos so special to me... it is the "space" that they always portray.

Bibi said...

I could look at these a long, long time. I feel the atmosphere.

I like your new banner, too.

Kathiesbirds said...

Wonderful Gaelyn! I am always learning also!

Janie said...

And if you see a rainbow, or any of a vast array of Grand Canyon exceptional events, you ALWAYS take great photos and share them with your lucky readers!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..that one photo...they are all beautiful Gaelyn....hugs to you...Michelle

Firefly said...

you get paid in sunsets, you get tipped in rainbows. You panorama is perfect

Ruth said...

Your pictures are so beautiful. It would be worth getting wet to see those rainbows!

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