THE Grand Canyon, up close and personal. Start with the series of photos titled 'Royal Arch Trip'.Majestic photos from the rims of the Grand Cañon of the Colorado are a dime a dozen. (And there are some of them here as well: see the 'Sun, Apr 14' link.) But what is unusually interesting about this series of photos is that the photographer, canyoncat, has documented a backcountry hiking trip into the canyon, taking photos every hundred yards or so, it appears. These photos present a view that is usually only accessible to the hiker. They reveal the texture of the inner canyon, a place that is varied and beautiful, arid and unforgiving, and very different from the canyon as seen from the rim. I've done a couple of hundred miles of backcountry hiking in the Canyon, and these photos make me homesick, so to speak. Canyon Cat also owns the Grand Canyon Explorer website, a tremendous resource for anyone thinking about hiking in the canyon. I had discovered the Grand Canyon Explorer a few years ago (it comes up near the top on a Google search for 'Grand Canyon'), and I was tickled pink when Canyon Cat appeared on my 'friend of' list a few months ago.
meaning: master, owner, main
主人 == shujin == husband
主要 == shuyou == principal
|Originally a pictograph of an ornate oil lamp. Henshall suggests taking it as the kanji for 'king', and a 'bit': 'king with bit extra is real master'.|
Godai has accompanied Kyoko and her father-in-law to the Otonashi family gravesite, but he doesn't understand the importance of the visit. "Um, whose [grave] is this..." he asks.
"主人 です の" ("Shujin desu no"): "It's [my] husband's," she replies, rocking Godai's world.