Watery Wednesday #148: The Colorado River

The Grand Canyon and Colorado River from the Desert View overlook. June 14, 2011.

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Betsy and I got our first look at the Grand Canyon at the Desert View overlook on the eastern end of the park.  That overlook also provided a good view of the Colorado River.  I always thought that ‘colorado’ meant ‘color red’, but the river looked more green than red.  I’m not complaining, though, the sight was spectacular.

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18 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #148: The Colorado River”

  1. Mildred Says:

    That first view when you stepped out of the car must have been spectacular and very moving. The sky is especially pretty that day also. Thank you for sharing part of your trip – so happy that you had this opportunity to travel.

  2. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That sight is breathtaking.

  3. Neal Says:

    That is very beautiful. I want to go back and see it again but the next time I want to be up early to get some good pictures of sunrises. I know you and Betsy got some good sunsets and I am waiting patiently to see some of those. 🙂

  4. Sandra Says:

    God most certainly did a wonderful job on this place. awesome!

  5. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    It is an awesome site to see isn’t it?
    Glad you had such a great trip and met some blogging friends too.

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Yes, I see the river snaking around down there! And I love the combination of that pretty sky and the mountains.

  7. Tricia Says:

    Ok, George, this is definitely one of my fave shots… I love everything about it & get a load of that sky!!! Reminds me of that new photographer, Peter Lik, on The Weather Channel. One of his episodes was taken at The Grand Canyon

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    That is one of my favorite places and it is breathtaking! Terrific capture as always, George! And what fantastic skies you had that day! Glorious! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


  9. The Incredible Woody Says:

    One of my most favorite memories is my first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. We arrived at Mather Point about an hour before sunset. Took my breath away!

  10. Indrani Says:

    Great view from this height.
    I would love to see this some day.

  11. happyone Says:

    A beautiful place on earth. My daughter and granddaughter are there now on vacation. : )

  12. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    This shot is just postcard perfect George!!! Lovely!

  13. chubskulit Says:

    Such a gorgeous view!

    Watery Wednesday post at my page, please drop by if you can. Thanks!

  14. Rose Says:

    That is a gorgeous view!

  15. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Certainly on my bucket list.

  16. Linnea Says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous vista you’ve captured here!

  17. sartenada Says:

    I wish I would be there, because Your photo invites for a visit.

  18. Kathy Says:

    This is now on our ‘list’.

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