To join in the fun of squares this month, create your square post and include a pingback to any of my daily square posts in July. Don’t forget to use the theme’s tag – TreeSquare, and I’d love it if you left a comment.

Becky B.

In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree species in my travels. All of these posts will work for both Becky B’s Squares and Cee’s Flower of the Day, #FOTD

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Looking for More at the Grand Canyon?

Trees growing in rocky places
Don’t get any twisted ideas.
Not a safe hike

Coming Up

  • PPAC #4 on Cee’s blog tomorrow. Even over the Fourth, so many of you have found time to post your photographs of public art. You are expanding our thinking backwards and forwards. We had some stained glass church windows and some elephants wandering around London this week among many other wonderful works of art.
  • #TreeSquares is going strong. I’m off to visit some of your blogs this morning.
  • #WQWWC is in the capable hands of Terri Webster Schrandt today. It’s a little early yet, so while you’re waiting for West Coast time in the US, have a gander, no, focus your eagle eye on her Bird posts. 🙂

Have a woodenful week. 🙂


56 responses to “#TreeSquare 8: More than Rocks in the Grand Canyon”

  1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    These are great pictures, Marsha. That tower is quite extraordinary. What is it used for?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I don’t think it’s used for anything. You can go inside the building and climb up and look out of it. But it’s like a visitor’s center now.

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        I like that. Viewing points are great

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  2. Prior... Avatar

    PS. did you know my husband was married for a few years before we got together – all three years were rather dismal – anyhow, – it did sculpt him and you know how it is – good lessons learning stuff
    anyhow, part of their honeymoon was to the Grand Canyon and guess what? It was so foggy when they were there they say nada. Nothing – and he later said it was foreshadowing of that union – ha

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wow, that’s one place you would never want to go in the fog! There are still places were there are no railings or protection. I wouldn’t want to get out of the car. 🙂 That was a terrible honeymoon. Another friend of mine took his new bride there for their honeymoon and they rode donkeys into the canyon. Can you imagine how sore they were those first few nights of their marriage. Their marriage lasted, but I’m not sure they were years made in heaven. They divorced when she had to go in a home for Alzheimer’s at the advice of his attorney. He said at that point he didn’t think she ever loved him (after 50+ years. I’m pretty patient, but I’m not sure I would have loved him either after that honeymoon. 🙂

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        ouch – that is a sad story – but also I think times were different then – and then of course people vary – but I know some folks just stay and feel stuck –

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Hard to tell. We knew them when we were in our twenties and they were in their sixties. They seemed happy at the time, but she was in the beginning stages of Alzheimers, I think. Smelly clothes, and he had no sense of smell.

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          1. Prior... Avatar

            ugh – dementia is bad news too

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Yes, we all pray it doesn’t hit us. Both of my husband’s mothers had it. Very sad. They both died about a week or less apart one in Los Angeles, and one in Seattle. It was a crazy week.

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          3. Prior... Avatar

            that sounds like a very tough week –

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            It was, but very long ago.

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          5. Prior... Avatar

            yes – I got that it was a while back – and it actually reminded me of a scene in a show I watched last month – called “manifest” – and it should be called “The callings” not sure if you have seen it – but I actually stopped because the second season felt like a Disney show kind of soap opera for teens – ha
            however, a few scenes were really well developed – and there is a lady who has dementia – and her daughter died but she forgets or never knew – and the daughter’s friend visits the mom and they have a conversation and then the lady shows her dementia and asks “who are you again?” – and Marsha – it was so well done – because you could feel what folks go through when the memory fails – so sad
            anyhow, that was what your comment reply reminded me of – 🙂

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            I did see that. It was an interesting. Vince quit watching it, but I hung out until the very end. It reminded me of how people are taught to follow God’s callings even when they seem impossible and then trusting him to get them out of the fixes they get into. I’ve never been too good at that. I can point to a couple of times in my life that really did happen, but for the most part, I prefer the ordinary unless I’m backed into a corner by circumstances. Great series.

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          7. Prior... Avatar

            Well I like your take on it but I think the writing for the series was average (or a little below) or more sophomoric with the themes and that is why it felt like the Disney channel and my son is who said it had a soap opera feel
            And good for you for finishing and making such nice connections
            – hope your weekend is going well ☀️

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          8. Marsha Avatar

            All the series lose something as they go along, I think. I’m watching Silent Witness right now. It’s a Forensic science series – 21 seasons, I think. Two sessions to a story. I don’t know if I will make it through 21 seasons, but it’s very lifelike, and if nothing else, you get used to everything but the smell of what the forensic pathologist has to deal with. I’m wondering if how they film it all. The bodies all look like the people who have been filmed, and they bleed when cut. Not the kind of writing I could ever do. 🙂

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          9. Prior... Avatar

            Yes – who knows how they recreate these shows – and I do like the since and forensic ones – but have to skip on any because of the “gore” – it seems our culture is getting more into really heavy details and gore – and well, I just sometimes get a check inside and I know it is not meant for me to watch.

            There were a few British crime shows (usually some of my favs) that had so many negative graphic images I knew to not get stained from it

            on a side note – watch a beautiful movie last week – you might want to check it out – called “testament of youth” and Marsha – it was such a gem

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          10. Marsha Avatar

            I’ll check it out. Yes, I think the British shows are much more graphic than the American ones.

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          11. Prior... Avatar

            Oh I just mentioned the British ones because I tend to like them but I would say it is a tie or maybe some Americans one are worse / not a total TV watcher but think it is even !

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          12. Marsha Avatar

            My tv watching tends to go in spurts. 🙂

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  3. Prior... Avatar

    These are some unique trees – and ou can feel the dryness and what a great place to be able to hike and visit

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It is a wonderful day trip for us now. 🙂

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  4. the eternal traveller Avatar

    We so enjoyed our day at the Grand Canyon. There is so much to see, although there is no way I would have got that close!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Nor would I have He was way off base doing that.

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  5. Jo Avatar

    Those views! Maybe one day…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You will get there. I never thought I would and now I live just a couple of hours away.

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  6. restlessjo Avatar

    Between a rock and a hard place, Marsha! Great photos and I’m seriously jealous 😍💕

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Payback, my dear friend. Your green pictures of lush gardens, fabulous architecture, and lovely walks have had me drooling for years. 🙂

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  7. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I adore your last photo. 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s my husband’s son. Vince was having a heart attack over the whole episode and just about to kill him.

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  8. Landious Travel Avatar

    I am a lover of nature. I like so much the Grand Canyon … Lovely post!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much Landious. 🙂

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  9. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Nice take on trees around the Grand Canyon, Marsha. A great perspective! WQWWC is making a good showing in the blogosphere. Now to get ready for Sunday Stills!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’ll be over there soon. 🙂

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  10. Toonsarah Avatar

    Great to see this somewhat different take on the Grand Canyon!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sarah. I’m nothing, if not a little different!

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  11. Jim Borden Avatar

    stunning photos. although I don’t think I could have stood so close to the edge..

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      My husband was fuming about his son standing so close to the edge. He hopped over the guard rail and hiked down to the next level. It was so frightening. I though Vince was going to throw up or have a heart attack.

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        I would be too, but I don’t think I could have watched…

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It put a real strain on everyone.

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          1. Jim Borden Avatar

            that’s too bad…

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            😦 He survived and hubby got over it, so we move along.

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          3. Jim Borden Avatar

            life’s good… 🙂

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Amen to that. 🙂

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  12. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    It’s been awhile since we visited the “big ditch”. 🙂 Your photos make me think that I should go back and pay some attention to the beauty around the canyon, not just the canyon itself.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, John. I can’t wait for you and your wife to get back here. My husband and I would love to go on a photo shoot and have lunch or something, of course.

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      1. photobyjohnbo Avatar

        Sounds like a plan!

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  13. BeckyB Avatar

    oh what views, what a place – really hope one of these days I make it here

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You will, Becky. You’re just a kid. 🙂 About the age of my husband’s foolish son in the last picture, I’d guess.

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      1. BeckyB Avatar

        a kid with two daughters and a granddaughter though!!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Ours is still a kid. He has been married, but no children or grandchildren. Bummer! At least with a son, we can still hope.

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