Monday, November 23, 2009

Sedona, AZ

Sedona is incredibly beautiful. Even a raw image is spectacular. Driving along the Verde River, you can see Sedona, miles away, off in the distance. As you get close, there are red sandstone formations that glow with red and orange in the rising or setting sun.

Timing can be everything, right? To be on the sunnyside of the mountain helps. We should have gotten there much earlier, and with more time to explore. As it was, the dogs were alone in the motorhome, so we ran through town, raced from one end to the other, and decided that we would be back to spend more time. There was also some major road construction going on while we were there.

Sedona is said to be a very spiritual place, and there are "new age" spiritual healing businesses throughout the town. But really, who wouldn't be in awe, be inspired, connect with our spirituality in a place like this?
In the middle of town are all sorts of touristy shops, expensive eateries, and an information center that was jammed with people trying to figure out the best places to take photos, or the best jeep tour in town. Along the shops on the sidewalks were awesome metal statues.


A church built in to the rock.

The view behind the church:
Yes, we'll go back when we have more time.

6 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

The first and last shots are just awesome. So different to anything we have here though our local nature reserve has a twenty foot high red sandstone outcrop. I suppose if I got the angle right I could pretend!!!

Dan Felstead said...

Awww! I saw the word Sedona on my dashboard and had to visit! BEAUTIFUL! As you know, I think Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on earth (at least of the places I have visited)! You have captured it beautifully and I want to go back to bad. I visited that church when I was there...truly unbelievable. Thanks for the great pictures and memories.

Have a great Thanksgiving with your family Shabbygirl.

Dan

amuse me said...

We were in Sedona a few years back and absolutely loved it. We are going to be in Phoenix this Christmas and might have to consider another visit there. Wonderful pics. :) M

GingerV said...

wonderful photos, when back in Rio I will scan some from my last visit there so you can see we have walked the same path....

GB said...

Thanks for letting us see more of the area. It's particularly beautiful. You have combined beauty of nature with the beauty of sculpture by man and I, for one, think you've done a wonderful job of it.

Linda Higgins said...

Looks like the mountains here in Saint George Utah! Beautiful! Did you see my blog about the Snow Canyon bike ride. Wow looks like the same neighborhood!

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