Jun 112012

01e Moring light over canyon from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ pano (1024x471)

Good morning Grand Canyon!

02e Kaibab squirrel from RV window NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x455)

Watching the adorable Kaibab squirrel outside my RV window in the morning over coffee and blogs, a great way to start the day.

03e Gaelyn with Jr Ranger after geology talk on Lodge veranda NR GRCA NP AZ (733x1024)

Helping Junior Rangers is always fun.  Someday, when I’m really old and grayer, I look forward to visiting a national park and be greeted by a grown up Junior Ranger at the visitor center.

04e AIR Nancy McKay demo on Lodge veranda NR GRCA NP AZ (727x1024)

The first artist-in-residence (AIR) of the season, Nancy McKay, encourages visitors to participate in a painting study of the colors in the canyon.

05e Venus transit NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x802)

Mike and I watched three hours of the Venus Transit.

06e Gaelyn by camera set up for Venus Transit NR GRCA NP AZ by Mike (1024x768)

Kind of a slow process, but hey it was a once in a lifetime experience.

07e Sunset over canyon from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x570)

At the end of the day shadows creep up the canyon walls as the sun sets.

08e Sunset from Lodge NR GRCA NP AZ (1024x678)

I enjoyed a thoroughly busy day at Grand Canyon’s North Rim.

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  1. That is an impressive mount on the tri-pod! Glad to see those beautiful blue skies, I hope they stay that way.
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  2. What a wonderful way to spend the day with you. And what a wonderful day!
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  3. Everything looks beautiful and fascinating to me, especially the cute Kaibab squirrel, the color study and sunset through the trees!
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  4. Gaelyn, lovely captures of the canyon. You must meet a lot of wonderful kids and people on your job. I enjoyed your Venus transit and your sunset on the canyon is gorgeous. Have a great day!
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  5. What an awesome job! Waking up in the Grand Canyon only something I can dream about.

  6. I really do have to get myself a good quality tripod one of these days. Like that one you have. Any left wherever you got that one……………….

  7. Oh, so beautiful!
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  8. It’s still one of my favorite places even though I haven’t been there in a number of years, your photos have brought back lots of lovely memories! Love your moon shots, too! A beautiful, beautiful world, Gaelyn! Enjoy!

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  9. Absolutely wonderful photos…love the one of you and the little girl in the pink hat, and the one of you seated beside that tremendous addition to your Nikon! And the Venus photo,…wooo.
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  10. Nice camera setup documenting the transit! The sunrise / sunset shots of the canyon are wonderful.
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  11. It is so nice to share your experiences on line… The shot with Venus is awesome of course.

  12. Ahhhhhh, thats the life. I envy you some days. Living in such a beautiful area and doing what you absolutely love.
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  13. All of your canyon photos are amazing. Love the cute little kaibab squirrel, too.
    The yellowstone Jr. ranger program was such fun for our grandkids. Must take them to the Grand Canyon for another Jr. ranger badge soon.
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  14. Love your pics. Now that’s something….the Venus transit. Nice work. I have to say after my vacation that I enjoy teaching kids about the environment. I don’t know if it’s the teacher in me or what, but if kids are directed in the right spots, they will find more than the adults:) This happens all the time. Recently I had my nephew who has ADD really bad:)….my sister “forgot” to give him his medication and we he had a lot of energy. So I put it to good use……I had him looking for critters all over and quietly point them out…..and he would ask a lot of great questions which I had fun answering……boys like to pick things up….well most kids like to touch because they are tactile and sometimes it’s okay to do. He found a toad and we had a discussion about placing it back where he found it….not to carry it around…..and to tread lightly on our walks. His ADD disappeared……the secret for it all? Getting away from the video games and going on hikes. I understand why you enjoy the Junior Rangers……it’s promising and hopeful that people can make a difference. They may be our next generation of professionals……have I mentioned that you have an awesome job?:)

  15. Great photos. My grandkids have really enjoyed the times they have gotten to do the Junior Ranger program at a park. You can always tell the difference when a Ranger loves to do Junior Ranger versus being assigned to do it. Kids pick up on it immediately.
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