This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

grand canyon hiking

me at the Grand Canyon

I will eventually be back at my garden, but for now I'm hiking a bit. That speck in the lower right is me. The Grand Canyon is an awesome place to hike and camp!

We spent about 24 hours here. Overnight camping at Mather Campground (overnight low of 28* - bbrrr). Wapiti seemed to own the place and the nighttime chorus of coyotes was impressive (i.e. scary - my sister and I were sure they had surrounded our site and were moving in). Of course the canyon is beyond description. Just incredible.

... more of my Grand Canyon photos are here, at my Flickr site

8 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

I'm *SO* jealous!

You're missing nothing but frosty mornings here. There were a few snowflakes over the weekend, but only for a few moments. Take lots of pictures!

December 04, 2008 12:38 AM

 
Blogger Tina said...

Have a great time! Looks gorgeours indeed! And don't forget to post more pictures :-)

December 04, 2008 6:37 AM

 
Blogger lilymarlene said...

How lovely!
We have booked some rim cabins for next eptember when we are having the trip of a life time to visit G Canyon and around there.
Can't wait!

December 04, 2008 9:12 AM

 
Blogger Kristi said...

Have fun! My husband and I hiked to Havasu Falls this year and visited with our girls in 2007, and I can't wait to go back. It's addictive. Yes, the coyotes are loud!

December 04, 2008 12:45 PM

 
Blogger Jessica said...

Wow Beautiful! I've never been there before but hope to visit sometime soon. Enjoy your time out west!

December 04, 2008 4:04 PM

 
Blogger Kateri said...

Beautiful!

December 04, 2008 5:46 PM

 
Blogger Jim Lemire said...

Hi KAthy - not sure if you want to join in, but you've been tagged with a meme

I don't miss much from AZ, but I do miss the Grand Canyon. Nice pics!

December 04, 2008 11:34 PM

 
Blogger lkw said...

What a wonderful photo -- and always good to enjoy a hike!

December 05, 2008 9:09 PM

 

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