This morning we stopped here on our way back to Phoenix. At about 10 AM we arrived it was already in the high 90's and by the time we were finished it was over 102. Jenny decided to use a rented scooter which turned out to be an excellent idea or she never would have made it through the different habits. Some of my favorite plants were the cactus in one of the gardens.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
|Broad-billed Hummingbird ~ Life Bird|
|Magnificent Hummingbird ~ Life Bird|
|Violet-crowned Hummingbird ~ Life Bird|
Monday, September 28, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
along with some life butterflies
|White Northern Skipper (lifer)|
|Painted Redstart (lifer)|
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
We spent the night on the South Rim last evening in one of the Lodge's but unfortunately, there are issues plus a forecast for rain all day so after some deliberation last evening we decided to move on today after sunrise. Sunrise was another fantastic experience and different from the NOrth Rim because of the cloud cover. Due to this there was only about 15 minutes of sun on the canyon before it was gone.
Monday, September 21, 2015
After leaving the North Rim we had to backtrack over Rt 89 through the Vermillion Cliffs and down to the Marble Canyon where we stopped for a short while. While there we saw rafters and kayakers floating down the Colorado River.
|Desert View Watchtower at the Grand Canyon ~ South Rim|