Saturday, October 9, 2010

Northern Arizona Road Trip - My Favorites 2 - Sedona

This is my second group of favorites from our road trip. Believe it or not, all of these photos were taken within the city limits of Sedona.  I've been to a lot of countries and seen a lot of beautiful places. I now think Sedona is the most beautiful of them all. Part of the reason I feel that way is because it's all so easy to get to.  The last photo in this post is a reflection of some of the red rocks in a shop window.










see more reflections at Newton Area Photo


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48 comments:

Japy said...

Beautiful landscapes. Greetings.

Cruella Collett said...

Wow - those are gorgeous photos! I absolutely love the red rocks. We have mountains here in Norway too, but they are nowhere near as colourful as those! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

These are fantastic landscapes! We have nothing like that remotely near my home, so it's really fascinating to watch these pictures. I've never seen somthing like this!

Ann Best said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful red rock country! I grew up in Salt Lake City; as children are, I wasn't that interested in scenery on our family trips to the Grand Canyon and Southern Utah. As an adult, I lived from March 2000 to Dec 2004 in St. George, Utah. My daughter and I took several trips to the Mesa/Phoenix area and to Tucson. LOVED Tucson. But you're right. Sedona is awesome. Thanks for taking me down memory lane; I love blogs that have such gorgeous photographs. And I love personal photographs, too!! Children, grandchildren, families.
Ann

Copyboy said...

Was that barbie in one of the pics? Very nice!!!

Francisca said...

Patrick, I just toured your blog, to the start of your N AZ trip. What a fabulous road trip and seeing it through your lens was a delight! Sedona is one of my favorite places too... a good friend lives there, but I still can't get there often enough (mayhaps you can guess I have have many favorite places!)

faye said...

Beautiful shots...
The canyon is one of my faves too !!

TS Hendrik said...

That last one is so cool. I love how it looks like it's broken down into framed pieces.

Pat Tillett said...

Japy - Thanks Japy!

Cruella - Thanks! Utah and Arizona both have a lot of Red Rock country...

Sarah - thanks so much! It's a double bonus for me, because I like the desert so much.

Ann - thanks Ann! We took a road trip to southern Utah earlier in the year. We have friends in a town just north of St. George.

Jesse- yep! I guess I should introduce her by her "real" name. Paula...

Francisca - I see by your blog that you have a lot of "favorite" places. thanks for stopping by and commenting!

faye - thanks faye! mine also...

Tim - I really liked that one also. One of those things that you have to do a double take on, in real life.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I miss living in Arizona.

baygirl32 said...

the refelctions picture is kind of creepy, it looks like there is a set of eyes looking out at me

Nelg said...

Great photos as always!

I'd love to be able to be in such a landscape.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Thanks so much for this pictorial tour to a breathtakingly beautiful place. :)
It blows the mind!
Great shots!

Have a relaxing weekend!
Betty

jeannette said...

The colors of Sedona are incredible - now I understand why artists like to go there!

tapirgal said...

Another outstanding post - I really enjoyed it. And no, I haven't been quite everywhere yet :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful series of landscapes, personally highlight the tree in the foreground of the game. A greeting.

Nat said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Sedona through your beautiful photos...thanks Pat!

Brian said...

All are stunning, but I sort of like the 4th one and the ones of the 1000 year old tree!

Chuck said...

How in the world did you ever force yourself to come home. That is some great country in AZ. Beautiful pictures.

Swift Love said...

great photos!

Pat Tillett said...

Alex - I could easily live in Arizona (the cooler parts, that is)

baygirl - There probably was.

Nelg - thanks so much! all you have to do is go there...

Betty - You are quite welcome! Thanks so much!

jeanette - There are so many artists there! I see why also.

tapirgal - Thanks Sheryl! I bet you're working on it though...

Levoi - Thanks! I liked that one also. Thanks for stopping by...

Nat - It's been my pleasure! I hope to go back in the not too distant future.

Brian - thanks Brian!

Chuck - We were there for eight days, so I was ready. Now I'm ready to go again...

Swift Love - thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wonderful landscapes!! congratulations!

songsnwords said...

Really breathtaking...I am sure to run out of adjectives if I were to comment on indv pics...the red soil makes it surreal. :)

AB said...

Impressive rocks, impressive trees

Talli Roland said...

I haven't been to Sedona but after seeing my parents' photos, I've always wanted to. Yours have made me want to jump on a plane right now!

Jerry said...

I have never been to Sedona -- sort of figured it had too much yuppiness and high end commerce for my taste. But now I can see the views are extraordinary and make it well worth while. I will visit.

Arjan said...

Living in a very very flat country, I'm envious of the mountains you've got.

DrSoosie said...

Stunningly beautiful Pat. I of course agree with you about the beauty found right here in the good old U S of A....in comparison to the beauty of other countries. I can't wait to retrace your trip with my hubby in the near future.

Clarissa Draper said...

I am always in awe at the different places around the world. There is just so much to see and so little time to do it.

CD

Jimmy said...

Impressive Pictures and even more impressive that they were all shot from within the City Limits, will definately have to visit here.

James said...

Brilliant shots! I like the way the reflection plays tricks on my eyes. One second I see the reflection and the next I see the display.

Ree said...

I love the colors in these landscapes, and the third from last is really awesome.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH Pat, I am SO enjoying your Northern Arizona Road trip pictures.... GORGEOUS area... I hope to visit there sometime....

Have a great week.
Betsy

Pam said...

This are magnificent views of Sedona, Pat. It is a beautiful, I haven't seen it since I was a child.

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous views and pics! That really was a great trip!

Pat Tillett said...

Costea - Thanks Costea!

songsnwords - thanks so much! yes, the soil is odd.

AB - Everything was impressive there! thanks.

Talli - If you ever have the chance, it's amazing...

Jerry - I really didn't see any yuppies there. Mostly artists, rich people, and hippies! well worth the trouble to get there...

Arjan - Maybe someday you can take a trip there...

DrSoosie - Thanks so much my friend! Lot's to do and see here, that's for sure.

CD - I agree! So little time, so much to see...

Jimmy - Thanks! It works!

James - Thanks James. yes, the reflection shot was nice to stumble upon.

Ree - Thanks! the colors are amazing!

Betsy - thanks! I hope you get to visit there also...

Pam - thanks! I agree, it's beautiful

Marguerite - thanks so much! We had a blast!

Biana said...

Amazing pictures, Pat! Those colors are amazing. I hope to go there some day too. You've made quite a road trip... Soo jealous!!

Pat Tillett said...

Biana - Thanks so much! Nice to see you!

Johnny Yen said...

My dad's parents retired to Arizona, so I had the opportunity to travel a lot there when I was young; had forgotten the astonishing beauty of the state until seeing your pics.

Pat Tillett said...

Johnny - It's a beautiful place, that's for sure!

ruma said...

What a wonderful landscape!

ruma

Sarah said...

I especially love the sky in those pictures. I can almost smell the fresh, open air. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Pat Tillett said...

Ruma - thanks! It was wonderful...

Sarah - I like it also, because it adds so much. the first couple of days we were there, the sky was pure blue without a cloud in sight. Pretty, but i like it better with the clouds and shadows.

Bossy Betty said...

(Sneaking away from the wedding preparations to visit you!) Great pictures! More please.

Pat Tillett said...

Betty - Thanks! You know I took a bunch of photos...

The Retired One said...

Stunning! I. Must. Go. There.
It is a photographer's dream I hear, and my oh my you sure did it justice!! Love these, Pat!

Pat Tillett said...

Joan - Thanks Joan! It is, I've only posted about 10% of the photos I took...

Lynette Killam said...

Great shots, Pat...I can almost smell that sweet warm air! I love the great skies you captured, and the reflection shot...very cool!