Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Outdoor Landscape: Grand Canyon

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

The Colorado snakes

through gouged out valleys

of every hue

while squirrels watch

and enjoy the view

4 photos In response to Cee’s Fun Foto

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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17 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Outdoor Landscape: Grand Canyon

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Irene, but it;s one of those wonders that you jut have to SEE in your lifetime.

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  2. Your photos show why the word “Grand” is put in front of “Canyon” to describe this wonder.

    janet

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Brave little squirrel! The vistas are amazing. I remember the first time I ever saw the Grand Canyon, I felt like it would be nothing extraordinary because I grew up seeing it photographed so often or on television. But in person…oh, wow, it is heart-stopping! Looks like you were there in early summer. It’s so “green” in your photos! 🙂

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  4. That first picture is gorgeous. I am ashamed to say I have never visited there. It’s on my “list”. I need to get going on that.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Great entry Irene. The Grand Canyon I’ve been too!! Thanks for playing.

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  6. Sherri says:

    Oh this is wonderful, as I read your lovely poem I thought, ‘Where is that squirrel?” and then I spied him, enjoying the view very much 🙂 Wonderful photos Irene, I will never forget visiting the Grand Canyon, even though I was terrified of the kids getting too close to the edge 😮

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    • Have another look – there are two squirrels. 🙂 I was amazed when I was there at the people who didn’t give two thoughts to disregarding the guard rail and wandered off to the edge at sunset, having to return in the dark. I imagine they lose a few and I can understand your fear for your kids. 🙂

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      • Sherri says:

        Haha…oh yes, you got me again Irene, I see the other one now lol 🙂 And yes, I agree, and as much as I was so thrilled to witness the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, I remember it as being a fear-filled time for those very reasons :/

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