Rock formation with arch and pinnacle
Friendly Friday,  Landscape,  USA,  Video

Video: big skies and red rock country

Then the wind blew cool through the pinyons on the rim. There was a sweet tang of cedar and sage on the air and that indefinable fragrance peculiar to the canyon country of Arizona.

Zane Grey

Towering cliffs and deep deep canyons, delicate orange arches, slender pinnacles, balancing rocks … Stone doing what you would have thought stone could never do. And always that blue never-ending sky.

These are my memories of Arizona and Utah. But those memories are hazy as, unlike our first US road trip through California, I didn’t keep a detailed journal. California had been special, our very first road trip, so a year later we were back to explore Florida. That was fun but the West was calling, so the following year we returned again and found the magic we were seeking in the cluster of National Parks and other sights in these two stunning states.

As with California the photos are old slides, a bit grubby and scanned in a not very good scanner. Because of this, and because of the sparseness of my notes, I’ve compiled a video, inspired by Sandy’s week 2 post and Amanda’s contribution to the theme. I hope you enjoy watching it at least half as much as I enjoyed reliving the trip through these old images!

I visited Arizona and Utah in 1993


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