Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grand Gulf State Park, Missouri

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Friday, a friend and I drove east, toward the rising sun, to Thayer, Missouri, 
where tucked away, down a country road, is a treasure, Grand Gulf State Park.  
When we arrived, the park was empty.  
At the overlook we peered over the edge into Missouri's "little Grand Canyon", 
and inhaled sharply.  
Were it not for the comparison, nothing about this would seem little. 
Below, the canyon stretches out for nearly a mile 
with walls almost 200 feet high and 50 feet wide.

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A staircase leads to the bottom of the canyon;
as we started our descent, the quiet was broken by a Carolina Wren,
her lilting melody resonating within the walls
of her own personal sound chamber.

We were grateful, for one day, to be her guest.



Emily said...

The colors and light in the first photo are stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh wow....what a beautiful story
and share!
I love how visiting you
makes my life bigger
and richer!
love and thanks,

emily wierenga said...

such rich beauty here. thank you for sharing it... i love the new look of your blog!

lisa said...

This looks like an amazing place to be Connie,and your photgraphs of it are wonderful!

Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!


Kate said...

Oh, wow. What a gorgeous place. Great job.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wow! Missouri Park looks amazing!

lovely fall captures!
nicely done:)

visiting via the creative exchange.

Anonymous said...

That's where we planned to go this weekend, but my aunt has gotten sick... maybe the next weekend!

Great shots!

happy weekend

Carole M. said...

lovely to share your travels via your beautiful photography

Karin M. said...

Gorgeous photos ... wonderful colors ...
LG: Karin