Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Greetings from Grand Canyon!

We decided to do something a little different this year and avoid the chaos by swinging through the southwest in the days before Christmas. As most of the American blogosphere would be aware, there were a series of fierce storms across the country, and a goodly amount of snow came down at Grand Canyon. Luckily, we arrived the day after and enjoyed two heavenly days along the south rim.

One of the nicest things about visiting Arizona are the sunsets. You never quite know what to expect. I suppose there is some meteorological explanation, maybe having to do with being on a high flat plateau surface that slopes west to the horizon, that causes the sky to go from this....
to this in the space of fifteen minutes or so....

The sunset pictures are from Hopi Point on the Hermit's Rest road, while the first is the view from Yaki Point.
Merry Christmas, all!

1 comment:

azgranny said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures. I love the Grand Canyon with snow!