Sunday, March 6, 2011

Arizona Shadows

Those of us with restless souls have our bucket list of places to see before we die, corners of our wide and wonderful world that call out for us to experience them first hand. Travel can make home seem even sweeter when one returns from afar with hearts and minds made large by a glimpse into other lives.
 I was lucky enough to realize my number one dream of a lifetime when I got to Africa a few years ago, an experience that changed me irrevocably.

But wonder does not only exist in far-away lands…it can be close at hand or just a road trip away. Last year took me to a place I’ve yearned to visit since seeing photos of it that literally stole my breath away in astonishment.

 In northern Arizona, not far from the border of Utah lies Antelope Canyon, an extension of the glorious canyon lands for which Utah is renowned. Though I believe I have some facility with words, I can find none to properly describe the magic these slot canyons wove into my psyche for all time.

For now, I will allow these photos to speak for themselves, but I promise there is much more to come…
I'm linking this post to Shadow Shot Sunday, hosted by the wonderful Tracy at the link below. You will find delights galore if you drop by for a visit...:)


Jillsy Girl said...

I think I'll put that on my Bucket List! Amazing!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love these photos, you know, Lynette, and I agree, there are no words.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Bonnie said...

Amazing and beautiful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks to you and your gorgeous photos, I now have another place I am eager to see!


A shadow for one?
What fun, what fun!

A shadow for two—
In black or blue?

A shadow for three?
O my, O me!

A shadow for four?
Ah, mi amour!

A shadow for five?
Coming alive!

A shadow for six?
Light playing tricks!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Tlaquepaque Street

adrielleroyale said...

Amazing! Beautiful and amazing shots!

Debra She Who Seeks said...


Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Yet again thank you for sharing your wonderful, 'out of this world' photographic views and your words of explanation.
I doubt Lynette, that I will ever get to visit Africa, and so I appreciate your thoughtfullness in sharing these here.
Hope you had a lovely weekend,
Best wishes for Sunday,

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Spectacular formations and photos.......breathtaking!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh these are so breathtaking! I would so love to visit Africa one day. What an experience! Lucky you!

Deborah said...

Absolutely amazing, a pleasure to visit as always :o)

Anonymous said...

Stunning photos. I do not travel very much any more, but I can "travel" with you and enjoy it all through your photos & words.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning photos -- an incredible place! Thanks for sharing.

Leontien said...

ohhh i saw your picturs at your other blog, but i love these too!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Brian Miller said...

wow. these are gorgeous rock formations...amazing...also a little jealous, africa is on my list of places....

Margaret said...

Well, goes to show you, Mother Nature is not to be outdone! I hope you have these framed and on your wall - beautiful captures.

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I would just love to see those shadows one day, fab pics

James said...

Awesome shots!

Pat said...

I am so eager to see this slot canyon for myself---All the photos I've seen of it look like inventive paintings! It must feel magical to be in that place. I'm 63, lived in CA all my life, and have still not been to Antelope Canyon. Some day...