Friday, January 20, 2012

A Grand Perspective

When you are in Grand Canyon, you feel like you are walking inside a high range of mountains. This photo shows something of that perspective. If I didn't tell you that this was the Grand Canyon, likely you would think this a mountain landscape. I think this is much like life, you can't really see the big picture because you are too much immersed in the valleys of life. You need to make the effort, on occasion, to climb out of the valley and look at the larger picture which gives an eternal perspective.

As a note, in the background you can see a lot of smoke. This is the effect of the "controlled burns" on the Kaibab Plateau which makes up the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Other haze in the Canyon comes from large coal burning power plants.

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