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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Travel Theme: Ancient

Ancient Landscape. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Ancient Landscape.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Ancient Palace.  Palacio de Generalife, Granada, Spain

Ancient Palace.
Palacio de Generalife, Granada, Spain

Ancient Earthworks. Serpent Mound, Ohio

Ancient Earthworks.
Serpent Mound, National Historic Landmark, Ohio

Ancient Ruins.  Windsor Ruins, Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

Ancient Ruins.
Windsor Ruins, Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi

Ancient dwellings.  Cliff Dwellings, Navajo National Monument, Arizona

Ancient dwellings.
Cliff Dwellings, Navajo National Monument, Arizona

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

My first thought when I saw the weekly challenge as grand was the grandest of all…the Grand Canyon.

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Here are a few more “grands” for your viewing pleasure

 

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RED…Rock

Grand Canyon, Arizona

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Transportative photography: Captured by Contrast

This photograph was taken at the Grand Canyon during my first photography trip. Then I had no idea what to do about cloudy, gray skys. I focused in on Sumner butte and loved the resulting contrasts. I look at the photograph and feel as if I’m falling into the landscape.

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