For the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of “Circle”, I have chosen photos that I took in December 2015 at the Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park. The day we visited, there had been a 2-inch snowfall the night before; although I had been to the Grand Canyon a few times, I had never seen it in the winter. It was our daughter’s first trip to this majestic national wonder.
The road to Desert View was treacherous: slow and icy! However, I was determined to see the Watchtower, designed by architect Mary Colter and completed in the 1930s.
It is fitting, then, that Hopi artist Fred Kabotie, who lives at second Mesa on the Hopi reservation, was chosen to paint the extraordinarily beautiful murals that cover the walls on the second floor and above.