Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dawn at Mather Point

Pre-Dawn, 7/19/2014

Mather Point, Grand Canyon. Morning of 7/19/2014:   We all looked as if we had just rolled out of bed, pulled on jeans, grabbed our cameras and ran to Mather Point.  That's probably closer to the truth than you know.

Mather Point is the first overlook you come to after you go to the Grand Canyon Visitor's's right off the parking lot.  It gives you several places to stand at the very rim, including a promontory that juts out into the canyon itself.  That's where I went.

People stood, drinking coffee, fiddling with their cameras, for more than an hour while the sky gradually brightened into that pre-dawn burst you see up there.  Finally:

                                                       A new day was ours!

                           We watched the cliffs begin to glow..

                        And then we just stood there and felt good.

           That, and a good cup of coffee, is a heckuvva way to start the day.