Sedona’s red rocks

Posted: June 30, 2020 in Nature, Travel
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Sedona, Arizona is known for many things, including a variety of outdoor activities and its art community. But the first things that come to mind (and to the eyes) are its iconic red rocks and you can’t miss them. Here are a few formations we saw on our visit there a week and a half ago. No need to lace up your hiking boots, wear a mask, or social distance. Just sit back and enjoy the view.

Bell Rock just north of The Village of Oak Creek

A view with its own weathered wood frame

Courthouse Butte, also just north of The Village of Oak Creek

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Once read that the population of Arizona rose sharply when air conditioning was invented – then the hot summers were comfortable. 🙂

    Really some fascinating views, excellent captured. 🙂

    • Su Leslie says:

      Definitely a view I’m happy to enjoy vicariously. I so don’t do high temperatures.

      • Su, the dry heat really does make a difference, but summer here isn’t a time to do lots of outdoor activity during the day, although people who’ve lived here for some time or people who just like heat may not mind. Sedona is a bit higher in elevation so somewhat cooler than the Phoenix area where we live.

      • Su Leslie says:

        Thanks Janet. I’ve always lived in places with high humidity, and haven’t really experienced dry heat, but what you say makes perfect sense.

    • I can believe that. AC makes all the difference even in the dry heat. Where people built adobe houses, my understanding is that the houses stayed cool in the summer but of course houses now aren’t adobe.

  2. ronaldpoels says:

    Beautiful rock formations

  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Breathtaking, Janet. Awesome in the truest sense of the word.

    • It truly is and I’m glad you could see it with me. Awesome is such an overused word that things that truly are awesome, like this, are almost difficult to describe.

  4. peggyjoan42 says:

    I miss being able to see Sedona and the Arizona landscapes. Have not been there for 8 years now. Lived and worked on the Navajo Indian Reservation for 18 years. That was quite an experience. Graduated from Flagstaff High School many decades ago. My daughter was born in Flagstaff. Left a lot of memories in that state.

    • I imagine that was quite an experience, Peggy. I wish I could sit down and hear your stories. Flagstaff is an area I’m not familiar with but am looking forward to exploring and, in the winter, getting my snow fix. 🙂

      • peggyjoan42 says:

        The snow bowl at Flagstaff is a very popular place. Lived in Flagstaff 2 times with my parents when I was a young child and then in my senior year of high school.

  5. Beautiful rock formations!

  6. Absolutely stunning. I’ve only been to Arizona once, and didn’t even get to see the place at all. I spent the whole time on a photography job, stuck inside a convention hall. I do hope I can get back… It looks amazing out there, like a whole different world.

    • The Sedona area is much different from the Phoenix area, still desert, but a bit more like the mountains. Hopefully you can get back again and if you do, be sure to let me know. I’d be happy to take you around a bit.

  7. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful photos that make me sigh. I remember seeing that region in person, back in the day, days that seem eons ago now.

    • My parents lived there for a short while after retiring to Arizona. But as they didn’t hike, weren’t part of the art community, and weren’t into new age, they moved to the Phoenix area where they’ve lived for over 30 years and love it. That area certainly has stunning scenery.

  8. Those are beautiful formations! I’ve only been there once and loved it. I hope to get back one day.

  9. lolaWi says:

    beautiful rock formations! 🙂

  10. Resa says:

    Dynamic looking place! Fab shots, Janet!

  11. Janet, I am just so envious, the photos are great, and I could spend my whole life wandering around those rocky outcrops! 🙂

    • I’m happy you enjoyed the photos. I’m looking forward to doing some hiking there and in other areas later in the year. It’s a beautiful area. Thanks for the visit and comment.

  12. Jaw-dropping rock formations. Magnificent.

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