Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter at the Grand Canyon - Final Day

We arrived here on Sunday, it's now Thursday and we're heading home in the morning. We had beautiful clouds and blowing snow the first couple days then it started warming up and the clouds disappeared. The past couple days have been perfect for shooting infrared which is exactly what we've done. We had to wait a couple days for Hermits Rest road to reopen to traffic but when it did it was well worth the wait.

We have a couple more images we'd like to share and will do that sometime soon so stay tuned.

Enjoy the images

Happy Holidays!

Sandy & Don

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter at the Grand Canyon - Day 2

This was the first full day at the South Rim. It's stopped snowing and the wind isn't as strong as it was when we arrived however it's still cold. The hotel is near empty and we were told that a lot of guests had checked out shortly after the snow arrived. The Canyon has opened up for the most part and we're able to see the beautiful colors.

Here's a sample of what we saw today, enjoy.

We hope you're enjoying the images and comments as always are welcome.

Sandy & Don

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter at the Grand Canyon

We left Flagstaff yesterday for the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This marks the 3rd year we've come to the South Rim in December and from the short drive through the park we see we won't be disappointed this year. We traveled through very snow and periods of very heavy wind to get to our hotel, the Grand Hotel which is located about a mile from the entrance to the Grand Canyon South Entrance. Seeing as how we were a little early we decided to drive through the park and see what we might be able to capture.

Enjoy the images.

More to come!

Your comments are always welcome.

Sandy & Don

Saturday, December 12, 2009

20th Annual Trappings of the American West

We're visiting Flagstaff on our way to the South Rim in order to visit the Museum of Northern Arizona and the 20th Annual Trappings of the American West. The museum is located at 3101 North Fort Valley Rd and is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum of Northern Arizona, 81 years old houses plenty to see including information of the Colorado Plateau, the Grand Canyon and Four Corners regions. A must see is the Geology Gallery, Archaeology Gallery, as well as the Ethnology, Kiva, Babbitt and the beautiful Navajo Weaving Gallery.

Housed within all the historical galleries is the 20th Annual Trappings of the American West. The show runs from October 10 to January 10, 2010 and is a must see if you are anywhere near the Flagstaff area. The show showcases contemporary fine and functional art of the American cowboy of 90 artists from 15 Western states as well as Hawaii and Canada are present. Paintings, sculpture, photography, saddles, and tooled leather are just a small sample of what is being presented.

Our next stop will be the South Rim of the Grand Canyon where we'll stay till next Friday.  We'll continue posting from the South Rim so stay tuned.

Again, if you find yourself near Flagstaff you really should visit the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Sandy & Don