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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, June 16, 2011

SWF – Full moon rising over Grand Canyon

01 Last light on canyon walls from Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

The fading light lent a rosy glow to the horizon.

02 Jess & Jan on rock promontory Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x761)

A couple of galfriends from work and I went out to Point Imperial last night to watch the moon rise.

03 Picnic on rock promontory Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

We sat out on a great rock promontory and enjoyed a picnic of sorts with a bottle of wine.

04 Full moon Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x762)

We were having so much fun we actually missed when the moon broke over the horizon.

05 Full moon Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)

At first it glowed like a pumpkin.

06 Full moon over canyon & Mt Hayden Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x768)

Then the golden glow bathed the canyon in a soft light.

07 Full moon over canyon Pt Imperial NR GRCA NP AZ (768x1024)

What a marvelous way to greet the moon.

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28 comments:

AJ said...

You're so lucky... rather special place to watch the red moon...

Titanium said...

These shots are so eloquent, such a beautiful window into an other-worldly view.

What an incredible front row seat for a moonrise!

Karen said...

no wonder you weren't available for my party! You definitely had a great view!

Pat said...

we got to see the moon as my daughter played in an outdoor volleyball game in Phoenix. The moon is beautiful wherever you are.

Filip Demuinck said...

Must be a top feeling sitting there

Pretty Life Online said...

Great one for skywatch! The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Gaelyn! The moon looks beautiful rising over the Grand Canyon. Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

Firefly said...

I am so envious. I imagine that there must be a lot of people doing that kind of thing when the full moon rises. In Cape Town they head up Lions Head next to Table Mountain to see the moon rising over the city and bay.

Jack and Joann said...

Every American should visit the Grand Canyon. It is the national park to see in the U.S. Visit the southern end of AZ to see the fires raging around Sierra Vista. I got the pics from old neighbors who are packed and ready to evacuate since the fires are now just two miles from their home.

Janine said...

Breathtaking! Moon rises are among my favorite pastimes. Haven't seen one over the Grand Canyon in over 25 years. I'll have to add that to my bucket list. Continue to enjoy!

Loran said...

Fantastic in so many ways!

ain't for city gals said...

I thought my front porch was the best place to watch the full moon rising...I might have to re-think that after seeing these pics...gorgeous!

Diane AZ said...

How great to share that with friends, glad you had a wonderful time. Your pictures are fantastic!

Elaine said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! It's so good to see your beautiful photos of the Canyon again.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A good moonrise competes well against a sunrise. I love your party except just one bottle of wine;)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a magical place for one to watch and enjoy the red moon.

seriously beautiful shots!
soo peaceful, as well.

betty xx

Small City Scenes said...

Great pictures, G. I took a pic of the moon too----it was enormous and colored up good.

My computer is still down so I have to go to a friends house to post and/or comment so I will be back from time to time until I get my ornery old thing fixed. MB

Esther Garvi said...

LIFE QUALITY!!!

Janie said...

Wow, the moonlight is amazing in the canyon. How fun to have a party to watch the moon come up in such a unique setting.

Deborah said...

What glorious photo's ... I wish I'd been there! You're an insipiration :o)

Eva Gallant said...

Fabulous photos. I visited the Grand Canyon once...But I didn't get to be there at dusk. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!

Fragrant Liar said...

That was fun!

Takes me back. I'm from Phoenix, you know, and I adore the canyons, from the Grand to Oak Creek. That sort of geo beauty is so rare.

I could imagine hanging out with you guys (but not too close to the edge) and enjoying the moonrise.

Martha Z said...

What a great way to enjoy the evening but it looks like you are getting some of the smoke from those fires to obscure the view.

Steve E said...

These photos are great! AND...so is your lifestyle! Thanks.

(Came here from the 'goddess'..)

Tammie Lee said...

that looks like a perfect experience!

Sally in WA said...

Nice evening captures. :)

A human kind of human said...

Wonderful photos.

TechnoBabe said...

Nice way to relax with friends, and I like the fact you were having so much fun you almost missed the moon rising.

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