Sunday Nature Quote: Natural Wonders

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”

~  ~   Theodore Roosevelt

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Roads

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Death Valley National Park, California

 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Cream

Creamy White

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For the Love of Geography: Pyramidal peak

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Grand Teton

A pyramidal peak or glacial horn is a sharply pointed mountain peak usually with three sides. When three or more glacial cirques erode backwards to a central point they form a triangular peak, a pyramidal peak or horn.

 

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Glacier National Park

The number of faces on a horn depends on how many cirques come together, however the most common is three or four. When a peak has four symmetrical sides it’s called a matter horn after the Matterhorn peak in the Alps.

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Teton Range

Travel Theme: Orange

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Monochrome Monday: Spooky Sky

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Sunday Nature Quote: In the wildness…

In wildness is the preservation of the world.

~  ~   Henry David Thoreau

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Grafton Notch State Park, Maine

 

Fray

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Lavender

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White Photos

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Poseidon’s Fury – The Lost Continent, Islands of Adventure, Orlando Florida

 

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