Saturday, December 15, 2012

The American West — Breathtaking

When I was in my early 20s, I saw a sight that I have never forgotten. While in Florida, walking along the beach at night, I came upon some interesting tracks in the sand. I hadn't seen anything like these tracks before, so I followed them. Finally, I saw the source. There was a Giant Sea Turtle laying her eggs. It was a magical experience, but I had no idea how magical then. When we are young, we tend to take things like this for granted. I reasoned that I would see a turtle laying eggs again in my lifetime—hasn't happened. I take very little for granted now. So, my excitement at seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time was pretty enormous. The first time is always special. My inaugural view of the Canyon was from the air in a small plane. As we soared above this wonder of the world, I kept thinking, WOW that would make a great abstract painting. I am inspired! I am including a photo of the experience.

Sedona is also magnificent. Everywhere we looked was more stunning and astounding. Sadly, the cold was breathtaking too. The wind was whipping as I took photographs, but the sun broke through the clouds to provide us with some gorgeous views.

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