Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Just Sedona

Just a few shots of why everyone who comes to Sedona wants to come back. 


The City of Sedona has such strict building codes (including paint colors) that the houses disappear into the desert. They do have a couple of streets with restaurants, stores, motels, etc, but none of it is very close to the beautiful scenery.


these houses aren't as close to the rocks as it appears


On Friday I'll be posting some pics from a morning of exploring jeeps roads and no roads. 

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36 comments:

Japy said...

Nice photos. Greetings.

Brian said...

Such great colors!

Clarissa Draper said...

I can see why they want to come back.

mshatch said...

wow. Beautiful.

Budd said...

I have never been, but now want to go.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

I would feel the same Patrick .
I would love to visit the place again and again.
Have a great day.
Costas

Ms. A said...

Can you imagine waking up to those views???

becca said...

wow gorgeous

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Because it's a damn cool place!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Stunning pictures. I've heard a lot about Sedona and someday I would love to see it.

Ginnymo said...

Wow! It sure is a pretty place. Don't think I'd want to live there though. Bet those house are really nice though. Real nice photos Pat!!

Pat Tillett said...

Japy - Thanks Japy!

Brian - Nature is responsible for that.

Clarissa - Yup, I can't wait to go back.

mshatch - It sure is! Thanks...

Budd - It should be on everyone's list.

Costas - Thanks Costas! You have a great day also.

Ms. A - I hear you! Taking out the trash, changing a flat tire, or driving to the store. The views are everywhere!

becca - Thanks becca! It sure is.

Alex - That's right!

Barb - Thanks Barb. I sure hope you make it. Some day, I'd like to take one of those helicopter flights.

Ginnymo - I'd love to live there. It just may happen too! Thanks Ginny.

Talli Roland said...

Gorgeous. I'd love to go see Sedona.

Sharon Wagner said...

I've always wanted to go there. Spectacular photos. You are such a lucky traveler. Way to go!

Copyboy said...

FINALLY! A place that I've actually been to. Yeah it is breathtaking. I stayed in town. Amazing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

amazing shots, pat!

thanks for allowing me to visit so many places that i might never see in person. :)

Nat said...

Stunning, Pat.... looking forward to the off-roader ones :-)

Marlene said...

I'm thinking it would be an awfully nice motorcycle trip!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Simply beautiful! :-)

Pam said...

Absolutely breathtaking views, Pat.
I'm green with envy :D
Enjoyed your journey, thanks!

be well and Happy,
Pam

James said...

Holy cow! What a beautiful place! Wonderful shots Patrick!

Ms. Becky said...

I'm not usually one to say "oh, my God". it's so over-used. but I couldn't help myself when I enlarged these photos. I thought the Abiquiu area of N.M. was my paradise, but I'm thinking I have another. a place I've never been, but believe me, I'm going. oh yeah. I have friends who've regaled me with stories of how lovely this area is and now, I have no doubts. thanks for sharing such beauty Pat. and happy day to you.

Pat Tillett said...

Talli - Thanks! I hope you do get to go.

Sharon - I'm prety darn lucky alright! Thanks Sharon.

Jesse - I'm surprised by how many people have never been there. It's too special to miss.

Betty M - thanks Betty! It's my pleasure!

Nat - Thanks Nat! I'll be posting those tomorrow...

Marlene - I'm sure it would be!

Blue Wave - Thanks so much!

Pam - thanks Pam! I hope you can visit there someday.

James - thanks James! The best thing about it, is that the view changes with every shift of the sun or a cloud.

Ms. Becky - I felt that way every time I looked up. I'm going to have to check out the Abiquiu area (never heard of it before). It must be pretty nice also. Thanks so much! Happy day to you as well.

Copyboy said...

BTW...made you blog of the day.

Anthony J. Langford said...

Brilliant work Patty!
The last one has a tilted horizon but the second and third ones are fantastic! They could be magazine covers. They would make great Wallpapers.

Amazing country.

Cheers mate.

=]

Pat Tillett said...

Jesse - thanks so much! I appreciate it.

Anthony - I tried to get mother nature to alter that, but she refused! Thanks Anthony!

Ebie said...

What a perfect time to visit Sedona. A great contrast of the clouds and the red rocks!

Matthew MacNish said...

Hi Patrick. I'm here from the blogfest and just wanted to say thanks for signing up.

These photos are amazing!

TexWisGirl said...

SOOOOO gorgeous!

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Incredible light, colour, texture, strength. Fab shots.
Rosemary

faye said...

simply beautiful... I'm jealous..
now I must go westward.!!

Kaori said...

I've heard that you feel a sort of special power when in Sedona. Is this true? From your photos I can tell the place is gorgeous! I would love to get a chance to visit someday :D

Pat Tillett said...

Ebie - thanks! I've taken a ton of photos there and it views aren't as good without the clouds. don't get me wrong, they are still amazing, but still...

Matthew - My pleasure and thank you for stopping by and commenting.

TexWisGirl - thanks so much! I appreciate it.

Rosemary - It's not that hard when nature does such a great job presenting it.

faye - Go west young lady, go west!

Kaori - Some people say they don't feel anything. I do feel it. It's hard to explain, but there is an energy there. It's magical. I hope you get to visit some time.

John McElveen said...

Pat--Thanks for taking us along!!!!!!!

John

Baby Sister said...

Stunning. Simply stunning. There are no words.

Francisca said...

I sure want to go back. Just caught up with all your post since the teaser. Fabulous, Pat. Do you sound like the guy in the video? LOL!

[My today's post answers your question from my previous post. ;-)]