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This blog is meant to encourage awareness and thoughtfulness about the Grand Canyon, one of our most precious resources. . It is not merely a story of what happens or has happened here, not a cookbook for what you should make of it yourself, but more an example of the many-faceted inspiration the Canyon nurtures in an artist, perhaps in you. Indeed, inspiration may be the Canyon’s greatest resource. . These words are sincere, my own take on this world, deliberately non-academic and directed toward users of social media. In no way does it represent the policies or opinions of the National Park Service, although it is done under the auspices of that entity, but is offered in gratitude, with my respect and admiration for these soldiers of conservation. George H. Jacobi 2016

One Day in the Very Old Forest

September 06, 2018 Posted by: ©George Jacobi 2018 - Illustration ©Liz Byrley 2018

At the Grand Canyon (and elsewhere) trees have jobs. Today when the sun rises over the Echo Cliffs far to the east, the Forests of each rim will go to work. Their job is to breathe, to regulate oxygen by moving water from earth to sky, keeping the planet’s atmosphere in the magic zone conducive to life.


In the City That Never Sleeps

April 21, 2018 Posted by: ©George Jacobi 2017 - Illustrations by L. Byrley

Grasshopper Mouse will howl like a wolf. She is a member of the toughest mouse family that lives. She is a carnivorous creature, fast and sure enough to kill and eat giant centipedes and scorpions, immune to their terrible venom.


Consumers of Wonder

January 10, 2018 Posted by: George Jacobi

"The signing was January 11th, 1908, but the news of the Executive Order designating the cañón a National Monument would take days to arrive at this outpost by telegraph, due to several stately Ponderosa Pines falling across the railroad spur line and bringing down the adjacent wires."  - Alexander Von Bingham, 1908.


The Point

September 11, 2017 Posted by: George Jacobi - ©G.Jacobi2017

Unlike the dozens of named Points on the Park Map frequented by those thousands of chattering camera-centric humans, this site with its 280 degree view makes us want to whisper to each other, even to wish we came alone.


Days Full of Hawks

September 28, 2016 Posted by: George Jacobi

Hawkwatch: the beauty and power of raptors still thrills us.


Grand Canyon: Some Thoughts On Music

August 01, 2016 Posted by: George H. Jacobi

Try as you might, you won’t hear it. It’s going on all the time, though, and has been for billions of years. Ferde Grofe tried to catch some of it when he wrote his “Grand Canyon Suite”.


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