Friday, November 23, 2007

Revisiting Red Rock Country...


I'm taking you back on the road again. I just have to share a few pic's of 'red rock country'.

After leaving the Grand Canyon, we had a leisurely drive to Sedona. It's not that great a distance, but we took the scenic route from Flagstaff so it took us more than a few minutes! It's a wonderful, curvy road through mountains and valleys, and passes through Oak Canyon. We spent a few days exploring the Sedona area. What a fabulous place!

We camped among the Arziona sycamores which grow along Oak Creek...

explored Sedona...


had a wee salad at a great place with a view...

and hiked along the river in Red Rock State Park.
If only I were an artist, I would have set up my easel right at this spot. My camera tells a better story than my paint brush would, I'm afraid!

We took a hummer tour up the mountain tracks (where no sane person would drive!), and learned all about the 'flora & fauna'.
The sun was setting as we descended from the hills & it was a breathtakingly beautiful sight! If you're ever in Arizona, be sure to take in Red Rock Country.

5 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the red rock mountains and the barn in front.

    Oh don't you wish you could paint? I sure do, I suppose we'll have to settle for snapping up the pictures with our cameras.

    That salad does look quite yummy.

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  2. How beautiful! I have never been there, but it looks like quite a feast for the eyes!

    Happy Weekend,
    Melissa

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  3. Thank you so much for posting these photos. I never get to see "my" state through the eyes of someone else and seeing this has been such a treat. It gives me such an appreciation for this state I call home!

    Jan

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  4. My husband used to set up his easel whenever we were visiting those beautiful locations. I wish that I had a photo of his doing that. My parents have a painting that he did at the Grand Canyon.

    No, my sister lives with me for a few more weeks. She's getting married in January to a man whose family lives in Iowa. He moved here from Colorado. Anyway, she's off to be properly introduced to his extended family.

    Does your brother like Iowa?

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  5. Oh Judy, your pictures are AMAZING!!! I have taken so many of those same pics but never tire of seeing more and more.
    Wasn't Sedona/ Oak Creek just the most beautiful?!
    Sooo unusual and beathtaking!
    SO thrilled for you!

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