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Rainbow Clouds or Circumhorizontal Arc

 Rainbow Clouds or Circumhorizontal Arc

A circumhorizontal arc is an optical phenomenon – an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds

I caught this out of the apartment window. Circumhorizontal Arc? While I am not sure its the real thing it looks good. A circumhorizontal arc is an optical phenomenon – an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc

Its a very rare event and some have said that when you see one rain will be here in 24 hours or worse, an earth quake is due. None the less this rainbow cloud or Circumhorizontal Arc looks cool.

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Navajo National Monument

 Navajo National Monument

Navajo National Monument preserves three of the most intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people (Hisatsinom).

Navajo National Monument preserves three of the most intact cliff dwellings of the ancestral Puebloan people (Hisatsinom). The Navajo people who live here today call these ancient ones Anasazi. The monument is high on the Shonto plateau, overlooking the Tsegi Canyon system in the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_National_Monument

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Navajo Bridge

 Navajo Bridge

Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado River’s Marble Canyon near Lee’s Ferry in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Navajo Bridge crosses the Colorado River’s Marble Canyon near Lee’s Ferry in the U.S. state of Arizona. Apart from the Glen Canyon Bridge a few miles upstream at Page, Arizona, it is the only roadway crossing of the river and the Grand Canyon for nearly 600 miles (970 km). Spanning Marble Canyon, the bridge carries northbound travelers to southern Utah and to the Arizona Strip, the otherwise inaccessible portion of Arizona north of the Colorado River, which includes the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navajo_Bridge

Its worth the long drive from Page to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon just so you can pass over this iconic bridge and the views it offers.

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Cowboy Movie

 Cowboy Movie

Cowboy Movie

I was out at Monument Valley on the Utah, Arizona border late last year and took this image while down on the valley floor and it reminded me of those old cowboy movies, even more so now that I converted it to Black & White.

Monument Valley on the Utah, Arizona border was a favorite place for the famous John Ford who shot many movies in the valley which brought us many iconic images similar to this one of John Ford’s Point, Monument Valley on the Utah.