Arizona, Grand Canyon Railway, Photography, Picture of the Day, Southwest, Tall & Handsome, Weather

That Blue Southwestern Sky, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Just look at that blue western sky. And, it you look close enough in the foreground you’ll see something on the ground that will take away all the horrid memories of this past dreary hot summer.  Yes, that is snow! I can feel the cool fall breezes creeping upon us any day now, and it’s… Continue reading That Blue Southwestern Sky, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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American Spirit, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I took this picture in Jan. 2009 from our Grand Canyon Railroad train as we were pulling back into the station at William, AZ. This car was setting in the yard at the station and I loved the name. We were returning from an inspirational visit to the Grand Canyon. Why have I picked this… Continue reading American Spirit, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Rocks of Ages, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In Jan. 2009 Tall & Handsome presented me with the wonderful opportunity to strike off one of the items on my bucket list…and, that was to see the Grand Canyon. It was one of the most romantic, memorable and special times of my life. The Grand Canyon itself was spectacular. Seeing it for the first… Continue reading Rocks of Ages, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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As Green As It Gets, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This is about as green as it gets in the Sonoran Desert. If you recall, I wrote the other day about my trip to Arizona with Tall & Handsome back in January 2009. I took this picture from a speeding vehicle (figuratively, of course) as we were driving between Tucson and Scottsdale. The Sonoran is… Continue reading As Green As It Gets, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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El Tovar, the Grand Canyon and Tall and Handsome, by Beverly Hicks Burch

What is you heat index going to be today? Upper 90s? 100+? Hot, humid and miserable? Are you ready for fall…or even winter? How about a little “power of suggestion”? Do not adjust your dial…your are now headed to the “Outer Limits and the Twilight Zone”…well, actually, the Grand Canyon. This picture was taken in… Continue reading El Tovar, the Grand Canyon and Tall and Handsome, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Arizona, Photography, Trains

Endangered Species, by Beverly Hicks Burch

American Spirit, by Beverly Hicks Burch Back in January I took a trip out to Arizona and the Grand Canyon with Tall & Handsome. We decided to try the train ride from Williams, AZ up to the South Rim on the Canyon…and we’re so glad we did. It’s a trip worth doing at least once… Continue reading Endangered Species, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Shadow Play, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Shadow Play By Beverly Hicks Burch Today’s picture is one of many from our trip to the Grand Canyon in January. There are so many sweeping, stunning and breathtaking vistas at the Grand Canyon that it’s really hard to digest it all. How can something this large and magnificent be on this planet in the… Continue reading Shadow Play, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Symbol of Days Gone By, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today I want to share with you a picture and a little history of a time long gone from our history. The picture is of the Grand Canyon Train Depot and it just happens to be the first spot where this Southern gal met the Grand Canyon Village for the first time. I managed to… Continue reading Symbol of Days Gone By, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Arizona Pincushions, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This was a planter of cacti at a gas station north of the Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ area. We had stopped on our way out of town up to Williams, AZ where we were going to spend the night, then catch a train the next morning, Saturday, to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. This counts… Continue reading Arizona Pincushions, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch

The BamaSteelMagnolia™ Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass…or Where in the World is Bev? By Beverly Hicks Burch What’s your idea of adventure? I realize the idea or concept of adventure is relative to each individual. To some a few dashes of habanera sauce over their food or going mustang one day when they forgot to… Continue reading The BamaSteelMagnolia(TM) Diaries – Chapter 3: Compass or Where in the World is Bev? by Beverly Hicks Burch