The Grand Canyon. How can you possibly convey with words, cameras or paintbrushes the jaw-dropping immensity and intensity of this geological wonderland? Sue and I spent two chilly nights on the south rim last week and wore out the word WOW in the first ten minutes. Some thoughts: 1) On the overcast morning when we first viewed the canyon, the far walls looked almost artificial — like a well-executed trompe l’oeil. 2) How did the first lensless explorers possibly explain to others the overwhelming beauty they had encountered? Of course, they were most likely distracted by hostile Indians and the plague — a disease that still lingers here in mountain lions. 3) What would they call this canyon had it been discovered more recently? Certainly not “Grand” which is such a quaint expression of magnitude. Probably something like “The Super Humongous Ultra Mega Canyon”. Or perhaps they would have just sold the naming rights to Verizon, Staples or Budweiser.