In a matter of minutes, all that was beautiful about the canyon was obscured by the growing darkness. The colorful formations that record some 2 billion years of Earth history disappeared under the shadow of the present moment in time.
At numerous points, rain and clouds started pouring over the rim, and nothing could be seen through the impenetrable fog. The sign at the canyon overlook became an ironic commentary (which reminded me of another sign that I saw at the entrance station: "Bad weather predicted; visibility impaired; no refunds).
The rain came hard, cold and fast, and we had to retreat from the edge, seeking comfort in warmer and drier places. The storm was in control, and we had no way of knowing what was coming next. The future was obscured...
Thanks for the canyon fix Garry. What a wonderful place to spend Christmas. Or any time for that matter. Wish I were there. We are only 4 hours south.
Plan a visit the end of next month.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I agree with Gaelyn - Thanks for the Grand Canyon fix. I was supposed to go there too, but got sick and had to cancel. Always sad to miss going to the Canyon but your photos definitely help.
And now the storm has passed!
Yes, dark, but beautiful! I love to see clouds on "my" mountains!
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