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Antelope Canyon

I wish I'd known Glen Canyon before it was drowned in 1963.  But, I hadn't been born yet.  Had I been, I would love to have explored the Canyon with the late, great, Katie Lee...  the fiesty voice of the Canyon...   I hope you might be able to take the time to watch this eight minute clip of her talking to the producers of the film DamNation.  Her friend, Tad, was a photographer, and there are beautiful stills and video from the 1950's and early 60's of the canyon... some with Katie in it.  I've watched it so many times... and every time my eyes well with tears - first of joy as I watch her frolicking about in the side canyons and the waters of the Colorado River.  She knew it like few others.  And then tears of sadness as I watch her face describe what was lost...  "Eden". 

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/damnation-desert-goddess-remembers-arizonas-glen-canyon/

 

 

photoblog image The Tapestry...

 

 More about Katie Lee...  "Award winning... Colorado River, Glen Canyon and cowboy history folksinger, author, photographer, videographer and wilderness activist, adventurer, friend... These are all words that may describe aspects of this woman, but they do not begin to define who she is.  'Katie Lee speaks for the canyons and the sweet desert recesses. She is our foul-mouthed, lightning-eyed, boot-stomping balladeer, a character Louis L'Amour never could have invented. Born from the rock itself, she is a lifetime of experience on this wild, restless, cradling ground. If you want to know this place, you need to know Katie," - Craig Childs, The Apocalyptic Planet, The Secret Knowledge of Water

http://www.katydoodit.com/

 

 

 

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Antelope Canyon

I wish I'd known Glen Canyon before it was drowned in 1963.  But, I hadn't been born yet.  Had I been, I would love to have explored the Canyon with the late, great, Katie Lee...  the fiesty voice of the Canyon...   I hope you might be able to take the time to watch this eight minute clip of her talking to the producers of the film DamNation.  Her friend, Tad, was a photographer, and there are beautiful stills and video from the 1950's and early 60's of the canyon... some with Katie in it.  I've watched it so many times... and every time my eyes well with tears - first of joy as I watch her frolicking about in the side canyons and the waters of the Colorado River.  She knew it like few others.  And then tears of sadness as I watch her face describe what was lost...  "Eden". 

 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/damnation-desert-goddess-remembers-arizonas-glen-canyon/

 

 

photoblog image The Tapestry...

 

 More about Katie Lee...  "Award winning... Colorado River, Glen Canyon and cowboy history folksinger, author, photographer, videographer and wilderness activist, adventurer, friend... These are all words that may describe aspects of this woman, but they do not begin to define who she is.  'Katie Lee speaks for the canyons and the sweet desert recesses. She is our foul-mouthed, lightning-eyed, boot-stomping balladeer, a character Louis L'Amour never could have invented. Born from the rock itself, she is a lifetime of experience on this wild, restless, cradling ground. If you want to know this place, you need to know Katie," - Craig Childs, The Apocalyptic Planet, The Secret Knowledge of Water

http://www.katydoodit.com/

 

 

 

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comments (18)

  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 24 Jan 2018, 02:23
beautiful images

feels like a world of it's own

now, off to the video
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Sherri! It does feel that way, for sure!
I hope you enjoyed the video!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jan 2018, 04:05
Economic pragmatism = ecological ruination...it all depends on your point of view.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: So very true, Ray.
Unbelievable, Elizabeth...all of it. I took the time to watch the video and can't believe I've never heard of Katie Lee. What a story. What a place!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you for watching the video - I just love it. She's something of a local legend around these parts- especially to environmentalist / conservationist minded people.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jan 2018, 06:34
unbelievable!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It just about is!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jan 2018, 06:52
I'll have to come back to the video later but for now I will enjoy the wonder of teh canyon and the spectacular colours and markings.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Alan - I do hope you'll find the time!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Jan 2018, 06:57
Fascinating rock strata
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It baffles and amazes me!
Merci pour cette vidéo très interessante et instructive
Tes photos sont magnifiques
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine - and thank you for watching the video - I appreciate that you took the time!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jan 2018, 07:15
I will watch that shortly, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Lisl - I hope you'll find the time!
I will try and catch the video later E.It sounds very interesting
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It truly is... I hope you'll find the time.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Jan 2018, 08:00
I suppose humans have to tame the natural world to suit our needs.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We certainly do that, alright.
I am loving the story of Katie Lee from the link and your photos are wonderful.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Mary - I appreciate that you were able to take the time. It's something else - and so is she!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 24 Jan 2018, 12:33
Such awe-inspiring towering views that you've captured through the canyon!! Beautiful colors and layered in the rock.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Steven! Much appreciated!
Two fine images again Elizabeth. I will watch the video later, I am out this afternoon giving an A/V. presentation to the ladies at church.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Brian! I hope you will enjoy it - to me, it represents a bit of the true spirit of us Arizona conservation minded people. And the images are lovely! I hope your presentation went well!
That video tells a sad, sad story.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does, a story few really know.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jan 2018, 14:44
Thank you! The video was so moving
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm so glad you were able to take the time for the video, Anne. Thank you. Really something isn't it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jan 2018, 15:09
This is absolute wonderful, what great colours. It almost looks like those cloths there were in the 80s. Bleached from the bottom up....
What an experience to be here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Astrid! Thank you for this very thoughtful comment!
Unbelievable, if it were not for the size you could think of a gem
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I do see what you mean, Claudio! thank you for your visit!
Lovely columns, as of marble...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very nice comparison, Larry!

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