october 16, 2016

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“Some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet. Just relax and keep going.” ~ Unknown

 

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

 

How many times I’ve flown over the Grand Canyon I can’t say, but when we passed so close I could see the layers of soil and rock streaming down the canyon walls, I was whipped out the big camera. No more iPhone stuff. Unlike my overcast flight to California, my flight back to Kentucky was relatively free of clouds. I was like a kid glued to the window. In the shot below you can really see the impact of the drought. We’re looking at the mouth of the Grand Canyon where the Colorado River emerges. Much further downstream the Hoover Dam creates Lake Mead, visible at the bottom. You’ll notice the extreme difference between where the shoreline used to be and where it is now. There’s just nothing like the Southwestern United States from the air. It looks like another planet, and it’s just so beautiful. This planet, warts and all, is perfect. I hope we don’t kill it.

 

drought
drought

2 Responses

  1. Jim mcclure

    I agree the south west is prettiest places I have ever been too. Love those red rocks and pink mountain sunsets.

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