Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WOW what a Whirlwind Week...OR ~~

My World This Past Week
OR my HEAD is in the CLOUDS [Pun intended, as you will soon see]
Neat reflections of something Fall is here POOFY Clouds
So here I was just hanging out being at home and enjoying the beginning of FALL
Hint…on one of the pictures … Environmental, yet another clue!
[Wind ~ key word!]
Then the most amazing turn of events began just last Wednesday.
This post is just about the amazing sights that I saw as I flew to the West Coast.
The most amazing clouds and the colors, even with the distortion from the plane window turned out awesome.
Heck I only took 86 pictures on this three day Adventure… ;)
I have been accused that my camera is my third arm!
Yes I will be drawing this Adventure out, but there is madness to my reasons. [Or visa versus] ;)
There is a teeny hint with the labels at the bottom of the posting.
HA the Thick Plottens TEE HEE
The Rocky Mountains are commonly defined as stretching from the Liard River in British Columbia south to the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Other mountain ranges continue beyond those two rivers, including the Selwyn Range in Yukon, the Brooks Range in Alaska, and the Sierra Madre in Mexico, but those are not part of the Rockies, though they are part of the American cordillera. The United States definition of the Rockies, however, includes the Cabinet and Salish Mountains of Idaho and Montana, whereas their counterparts north of the Kootenai River, the Columbia Mountains, are considered a separate system in Canada, lying to the west of the huge Rocky Mountain Trench, which runs the length of British Columbia from its beginnings in the middle Flathead River valley in western Montana to the south bank of the Liard River. The Rockies vary in width from 70 to 300 miles (110 to 480 kilometers). Also west of the Rocky Mountain Trench, farther north and facing the Muskwa Ranges across the Trench, are the Stikine Ranges and Omineca Mountains of the Interior Mountains system of British Columbia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountains
Then there was the GRAND CANYON, WOW!
The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in the United States state of Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States. President Theodore Roosevelt was a major proponent of preservation of the Grand Canyon area, and visited on numerous occasions to hunt and enjoy the scenery.
The canyon is 277 miles (446 km) long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles (6.4 to 29 km) and attains a depth of over a mile(1.83 km)(6000 feet)[1]. Prior to European emigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it.[citation needed] The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.[2] In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran with a thirst for science and adventure, made the first recorded journey through the canyon on the Colorado River. Powell referred to the sedimentary rock units exposed in the canyon as "leaves in a great story book".
What a GORGE!
There are many other shots of just awesome clouds.
I have traveled by plane since I was 9 years old. To this day, I still find looking out the plane window as exhilarating as it was for me at 9.

12 comments:

Arija said...

Your world certainly seems to be in the sky with some incredible bird's eye views. We used to travel about quite a bit in small ones, but himself recently decided to let his licence lapse.
Great with all the geological info. you have thrown in for good measure. I think we all got quite a bargain here. Thanks.

kjpweb said...

Wow! That sure is one heck of a post! Great stuff for MyWorld.
Liked the writing, too!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Dee: What a neat bit of travel you did and some great photos for certain. Did you ever settled down and land?

Salty said...

Did you really have to post the entire country for My World :) :) cool post!

You ask about Crazy Legs, the bull I posted on 10-8 was being refered to as Crazy Legs but some of the locals. This bull did look quite a bit like the original Crazy Legs in his younger days.

DeeMom said...

Salty:
“Did you really have to post the entire country for My World?”
:)

HA HA…just a NOT normal week for me, but ya know what I really love looking out of airplane windows…
But by “WEEK” of three days is not over YET…stay turned as THEY say ~ ;)

Crazy Legs and his look alike are AWESOME

Willard said...

I love the series of photos! Awesome views from the plane.

ms426d said...

Amazing shots! Thanks for sharing

Lawstude said...

Really amazing view from the top. Thank you for sharing your world.

John said...

What a great compilation of photos!
Thank you for sharing your part!

guild-rez said...

Wonderful pictures..
Love the window seat in an airplane as well.
The snow melted away:))
Cheers Gisela

dot said...

Fantastic views you had from that plane! Thanks for showing me because I don't ever intend getting on one.

Julie said...

Wow! Amazing views. I'm of the hate flying gang too but your photos do make me give that decision a little thought.