Friday, 28 March 2014

Through the snow brightly

This will probably be the last image from Arizona (although you never know!)

By the middle of the afternoon of my trip to the Grand Canyon it was snowing in a rather spectacular fashion - well, spectacular enough for somebody who lives in Melbourne, which is not at all snowy.

This view was taken from our last stop on the Southern Rim, and as you can see there was a small break in the distant clouds which allowed some distance rock faces to peep through.

Some of the blurs and specks in the image are large snow-flakes!



This picture really does look better when it is bigger - so click on it to see its full glory!!

More pictures can be found at Sky Watch Friday.

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty - and neat you got to see snow flurries. :)

Montanagirl said...

When I clicked on it: WOW! That is one gorgeous photo!!

Karen said...

That's a fabulous view! Now to see spectacular snow falling, you should have come further north to where I live ;) and it's still snowing!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that is really very gorgeous!

Revrunner said...

A spectacular piece of real estate, to be sure. :-)

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous picture!

Sylvia K said...

An awesome capture of a truly awesome place, Stewart! I never tire of the views of this park! Thanks for sharing the beauty!!

Linda W. said...

Nice capture!

Marcia said...

What a wonderful shot. Despite its appearance as a dry hot place, it gets remarkably cold there.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You got some gorgeous photos of the Grand Canyon! I had to go back and look at the posts I've missed. You got some great Arizona bird photos too.
As I look out the window today I see great big snow flakes flying. Enough already!

Fun60 said...

The green in the foreground gives an unusual view of the canyon.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Gorgeous shot- love it blown up. Great capture Stewart!

From The Heart said...

So beautiful...especially blown up!
Great!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wow, very cool view through the clouds!

Light and Voices said...

Looks like the song From Sea to Shining Sea....excellent image. It has mood. It spells adventure. Misty. Eeerie. Wide open spaces.
JM Illinois

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shot of the Canyon and the dramatic sky! Have a happy weekend!

thewovenspoke said...

Awesome!

Brian King said...

That's gorgeous, Stewart!

Andrea Priebe said...

Well, Arizona isn't know for heavy snows. I am glad you were able to get a taste of it while you were there and it certainly allowed you to get some beautiful pictures. This one is spectacular. I think I told you I have never seen the Grand Canyon in the winter ... I think you may have had a choice opportunity by being there at this time of year. Great post, Stewart ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Electra said...

What an amazing shot!!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewart Wow! It certainly is impressive when you click the large version of it. Have a great weekend.

Heather said...

Beautiful view and photo! Mine

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It really is even more gorgeous embiggened! Usually I'd feel kind of bad for someone vacationing in AZ if they got snow, but it was a nice treat for you.

Beth Niquette said...

How beautiful. This photo fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

I have loved Australia since I was eight years old, when we learned of your country in third grade.

janiceadcock said...

Your picture of a subject so frequently photographed is so very extraordinary.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. Not what one expects of the Grand Canyon. MB

David said...

If only I would have known you wanted to see snow! We had a delightful little snow storm in Ohio this past weekend.
Still, it wasn't as beautiful as the Grand Canyon!

Pat Tillett said...

The Grand Canyon is amazing anytime, but there is something special when snow is present.
Great photo Stewart!