Skywatch #73

14 Jan

When I took this shot almost a year ago, I knew it had to be a post for Skywatch.  So imagine my shock (!) in learning that I never showed this image on skywatch all last year!

This was taken in Grand Canyon.  I was admiring the canyon and turned 180 degrees and looked up, saw this, and instantly my brain said: SKYWATCH.  Here it is. 

Skywatch is a weekly gathering of sky lovers and sky watchers.


Posted by on January 14, 2010 in sky watch


46 responses to “Skywatch #73

  1. Dewdrop

    January 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I am so thrilled that you realized that and finally decided to post it! What an amazing capture demonstrating the awesome and stunning creation of God.

    Thank you.

    • ewok1993

      January 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

      Especially in places like the grand canyon, the greatness and goodness of God’s creation and His power and might will hit you. Makes you wonder how some people do not believe in God when they see such glorious creations.

  2. Carver

    January 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    That’s amazing. The snow looks like clouds or clouds look like snow. The rocks and tree are also fantastic. I’m so glad you posted it.

  3. maryt/theteach

    January 14, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous sky, ewok! Is that a cairn? A very tall cairn if it is… 🙂

    • ewok1993

      January 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

      Teach, I did not see nor look for any marker to indicate such. But it does look like a cairn, isn’t it?

  4. uberrhund

    January 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    That is a Arizona Highways kind of beautiful shot!
    Thanks for sharing with us on Skywatch Friday!

  5. Anne

    January 14, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    It was wort waiting for 🙂 Just a great picture from you this week.
    Nice weekend from Anne in Norway.

  6. Carletta

    January 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Lovely image of sky and stone!
    I too noticed the cairn and wondered about it.
    Wish I had an awesome shot hidden in my files. 🙂

  7. Guy D

    January 14, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Wow this one is a keeper, great wintery shot.

    All the best
    Regina In Pictures

  8. Jane

    January 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    A beautiful shot EWOK, lovely sky. Thanks for sharing:)

  9. Sylvia Kirkwood

    January 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Fantastic! And what great composition! Love the tree and rocks silhouetted against the big old puffy cloud! What a delight! Yes, it was worth waiting for! Have a great weekend!


  10. Pacey

    January 14, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Wow,I really thought it was man-made at first! It really is grand and good that you’ve shown it now.

  11. J Bar

    January 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Great skywatch.

  12. Vicky

    January 14, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    It’s really a great landscape, and very nice post for skywatch!!! Thank you for your kind comments in my blog. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice SWF!!!

  13. Martha

    January 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wonderful shot, I’m glad you remembered it so we can enjoy.
    Isn’t it nice to have a little sun for a change? I guess the storm chased away the fog for a bit. I had jury duty in that old courthouse but now there is a new one in Roseville so I probably won’t have further reason to go inside.

  14. clairz

    January 14, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for posting a photo from one of the most amazing places in the world!

  15. Gemma

    January 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Love that stunning tower of stone reaching into the radiant blue of the sky! Great perspective!

  16. Rob Inukshuk

    January 14, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Better late then never for this awesome shot! Love it.

  17. Wren

    January 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    That’s an amazing photo – great perspective looking up at the sky, and the white snow mirroring the white clouds. Outstanding!

  18. Fishing Guy

    January 15, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Ewok: What a lovely sky view to keep hidden. That is a problem when you see an amazing photo and forget to post it. BTW: I sure the animals at The Wilds are all protected now.

  19. January

    January 15, 2010 at 1:08 am

    that is so beautiful dear! wow!

  20. Erin

    January 15, 2010 at 1:51 am

    this shot is awesome…so happy you came across it and decided to share it with us 🙂
    it’s fab!

  21. Vernz

    January 15, 2010 at 2:08 am

    beautiful …cotton effect up and down.. lovely shot!

  22. fickeinpink

    January 15, 2010 at 2:14 am

    that’s most amazing formation.

    and that tree! it adds zest to the scene!
    Come watch the sky with me!
    Happy Weekend ahead!


  23. eden

    January 15, 2010 at 2:24 am

    What a great post! Very nice image.

  24. Regina

    January 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Wow. This is gorgeous!
    Great shot!

    Have a nice weekend.

  25. Arlene

    January 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Impressive sky shot for a very famous place. wow winter in Grand Canyon. Nice take!

    Have a nice weekend!

  26. Paula - Pensacola

    January 15, 2010 at 3:16 am

    What a wonderful sight. I haven’t been to the Grand Canyon, not yet, but when I do I’ll be looking forward to sights such as these.

  27. Rajesh

    January 15, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Spectacular shot. Very beautiful.

  28. magiceye

    January 15, 2010 at 4:36 am


  29. Ebie

    January 15, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Gorgeous! We have been to the Grand Canyon in winter but never saw snow. It is a great “archived” photo.

  30. Pietro

    January 15, 2010 at 6:47 am

    Great contrast in this wonderful image! Amazing sky!

  31. Randi, Sweden

    January 15, 2010 at 7:05 am

    This is a very beautiful and artistic photo…love it!
    A great composition makes it spectacular!

  32. SandyCarlson

    January 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Astounding. What a great perspective. Thanks.

  33. Wolynski

    January 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Beautiful shot, but who piled up all those stones?

  34. AL

    January 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Wow! One thing I had in my mind, a snow cone! Hee hee.


  35. syel

    January 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    love the perspective and composition! because you’ve got tons of beautiful photos to share that’s why this was forgotten, good thing you’ve realised it. love it!

  36. Tara R.

    January 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I’m so glad you finally posted this shot, it is amazing. Beautifully framed.

  37. seniorhiker

    January 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I sure am glad you posted this beautiful picture on Skywatch. It must have been glorious to see this scene in person.

  38. Joe Todd

    January 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    A photo like that needs to be used more than once Awsome

  39. koala

    January 16, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Skywatch changes the way you look at places and it’s a good thing it does so we can admire this excellent shot.

  40. Dimple

    January 16, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    This is a wonderfully composed shot! I love the rock tower, so straight and pointing skyward, right against the gracefully curved tree like a wave in the wind. Beautiful!
    Thanks for the visit and comment on my window post.

  41. krizcpec

    January 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

    You have a sizable collection for sure!

  42. Gena @ Thinking aloud

    January 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Excellent, excellent shot – I just love all of it, the rocky detail, the tree and the sky – awesome!!!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog
    South Africa

  43. SusieOfArabia

    January 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    This is a stunning and spectacular shot!!! Wow.

  44. Judy

    January 20, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I never thought the Grand Canyon would have snow…
    It is a wonderful shot! I love the tree – it has been blown by the wind, but it is still growing! So glad you found the photo and shared it!!!


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