Travel – Grand Canyon

Travel Grand Canyon, North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona USA

Like most people, I have been very limited in traveling these days. However, I am looking through  photos of my past travel journeys with gratitude for all the beautiful sites that I have been privileged to enjoy. This is a view from the North rim of the Grand Canyon near Cape Royal on a trip taken in 2014.

My husband has traveled there many times and has even hiked across the entire canyon multiple times. I am a light hiker, but have done some along the Kaibab trail on the North rim, which is our favorite side. There are so many majestic views there that one trip really does not do it justice. This is truly one of the places on earth where you stand and realize how truly insignificant a person can be in the universe. It is incredible in imagining all the changes and years that it has taken to carve out such grandeur. The North rim usually closes to the public in early to mid October as they get ready for their winter season including much snowfall. The South rim is generally open year round, but you need to check the National Park website for the most current updates, especially these days. Any overnight hiking at the Grand Canyon involves applying for a permit from the park.

I always learn so much from the park rangers when we visit. The Grand Canyon is a true National Treasure.

 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

 

Poetry – Treasure Chest

Poetry, Treasure Chest,

~  Treasure Chest ~

Ribbed and smoothed, some shaped as the nautilus chamber,

seashells scattered chipped and shorn,

tiny shipwrecks all wave-tossed and thrown.

Laid barren on final sandy shores,

some whitish or darkish hues,

others too, glistening remnants of watery jewels.

Abalone, lavender flowing, mother of pearl

splayed wide open in final homage.

                                                                                                                            ~ terre

 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

*Photo taken on 2006 trip to Hunting Island Beach, South Carolina, USA. a natural, maritime, forest beach that remains undeveloped.  This S.C. State Park is a tidal island landscape that is always changing as it is impacted heavily by weather. It is one of my absolute favorite places to visit.    

 

Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography, Hummingbird, Photography

The Department of Natural Resources released a statement recently about a yet undetermined cause of disease that is causing sickness and the death of many songbirds across several states, including Indiana. They have also included robins, blue jays, cardinals, and starlings in their request. They have asked everyone to not feed birds and remove feeders and birdbaths after cleaning with 10% bleach water to help prevent the spread of the disease. They have also requested that this be done with hummingbird feeders also. I was worried that the hummingbirds might not return next year as they always seem to ‘demand’ their feeders and let you know for sure if it is empty. However; it is not the feeder they are returning to, but their territory. We have taken ours down as requested. The birds are still coming to the flowers and granted are looking around for their easy handouts. But they also still look healthy, which is a win. You can find out more by checking your state Department of Natural Resources.

Happy birding and thank you for visiting. ~ terre

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Photography: Birds

 

Bird Photography, Mallard, male

Mallards are thought to be the most abundant species of duck in the world and one of the most readily recognized. They are closely related to the domestic white duck and can interbreed with domestic ducks. They can also breed with wild species, producing many different varieties of different appearances. ~

f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 200, 300mm. 

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

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