Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend, Page AZ

Located near Page, AZ, Horseshoe Bend is a meander of the Colorado River. Just a few miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and part of that national recreation area, it also marks Mile 0 of the Grand Canyon. Pictured above, from the overlook, the river is a thousand feet below. Because the place is such a beautiful spot, pictures of it can be cliché. On the other hand though, taking one of them is also a bucket list necessity. Such photos also beg the question as to whether one is taking a photograph or making one. I prefer the later, because tripping the shutter is only half the job. Sure there are framing considerations, but those are usually much better handled in post-processing.

Last week, when the season shifted from summer to winter in a day, we felt cheated out of Fall, which is easily the best season in Saint Louis. Not to worry though, because over the last week, Fall has snuck back into town. We’re now enjoying beautiful autumn weather and now that Anne is working from home for a change, we are taking leisurely afternoon strolls together. Yesterday, we mixed up our regular route and marched over to Walgreen’s and each got our annual flu shots. I hope that this year’s vaccine works better than last. I can think of nothing worse than coming down with the flu at Christmas again.  

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