Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The wilds of Glen Canyon used to lie upstream, but it is now a lake that people fish in.
Up there is the visitor center.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
P.S. Note in lower right image, the reflected kitchen staff and waiter. Apparently this was the hotel in which the movie Lost In Translation was filmed. Given the price, is quite surprising that anyone ever stays there.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Cows rest in the cool shade of a tree on the prime pastureland of the Navajo Nation:
The Native Americans were given not only the very best pasture in the whole USA, but the most promising commercial locations too:
Such astonishing generosity...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The hunt for 2nd churches of anything American remains fruitless. One small town we visited called Page, in Arizona, contains little other than churches, mostly either 1st churches of X or Unified churches of Y, all lined up along the main street. I couldn't bear to photograph such unanimous division, so instead...
Green River, being practically a ghost town, has just three churches, of which this is one:
In cuddly Boulder, one church has taken the bold decision of investing in stewardship of the environment, by exposing half a massive roof to the sun, which is nice of them:
But why are they using 5KW all night?!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This is not a condor:
It is a raven in the snow at Bryce canyon. Aren't the pretty yellow and pink rocks lovely?
We did, however, see condors at Grand Canyon:
Oh. um. I mean:
James was carrying the binocules and the condors swooped around for a while so actually we both got really good field-of-view filling memories and the photo was taken just to prove it wasn't actually a raven - here's a 100% zoom:
Do you think all that gubbins on their wings - tags and transmitters - has a deleterious effect, as was recently suggested for the flipper tags on penguins?
Monday, June 6, 2011
The orange flower called globe mallow, apparently used by Native Americans to cure stuff. Photo taken in Capitol Reef park.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Wondering how to blog the trip. Chronological would be too dull. Perhaps I should have themes. Of course this means that many of the posts will simply be called "rock". This one, however, is "transport".
[Location: Rockyplace, USA]