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Join us today, Sunday, February 25, at Desert View Watchtower from 9 am - 4 pm to meet master weaver Florence Riggs. She will be demonstrating the art of Navajo rug weaving. Her pictorial rugs take between one and three months to make, depending upon their size. Florence has made more than 500 rugs in the last 35 years. — You can avoid the road construction detours and delays in Grand Canyon Village by entering the park and viewing Grand Canyon at Desert View. [Image description: on the left, two pictorial Navajo rugs: one shows a man silversmithing, the second, shows a woman weaving a rug. On the right, a circular stone watchtower against a blue sky.]
“Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” —Cindy Ross #GrandCanyon #Arizona #hiking #HikingAdventures [Image description: Looking down on a series of steep switchbacks that are cutting through pink rock.] NPS/Christian Schroll - Bright Angel Trail just above Three-mile Resthouse.
"Rain, rain, and sun! A rainbow in the sky!" - Alfred Lord Tennyson — A dry and windy day will develop Thursday, February 22, as another cold front approaches. This system will bring light accumulating snowfall across Grand Canyon on Friday. Dry and warmer weather is on tap from Saturday through Monday. Photo courtesy of @clairecapturesthecanyon #GrandCanyon #Rainbow #Arizona #AZWX [Image description: Partially cloud shrouded cliffs and peaks rising from the floor of a canyon. A rainbow spans the width of the image, from corner to corner.]
2 PM update to February 19, 2018, 2 PM We have received about an inch of snow on the South Rim. Park roads are snowpacked and icy. If you are driving please be careful. A cold & windy morning here at #GrandCanyon with a winter storm passing through. #azwx #Arizona #MondayMotivation #PresidentsDay #RightNow [Image description: Fast moving storm clouds in a bright blue sky above an early morning canyon landscape of spotlighted peaks and cliffs in front of a shadowed horizon.]
Happy Valentines Day from Grand Canyon National Park. - During the winter, cold weather makes cacti deficient in phosphorous, turning them purple. Phosphorous is an essential nutrient for growth, so plants constrict their growth during the short, cold days of winter. This happens with most plants, not just cacti. These cacti are a type of Prickly Pear, from the Opuntia family. Opuntia engelmannii is the most common type of cacti at Grand Canyon. The view is from Plateau Point, January 3, 2018. Photo courtesy of @clairecapturesthecanyon #Cactus #pricklypear #purple #GrandCanyon #Arizona #ValentinesDay #Valentines #findyourpark [Image descriptions: 1) A bright purple cactus with long white needles surrounded by dry grass. 2) Mats of purple cacti in the foreground, a hiker and canyon walls in the distance.]