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Passing Through Sedona On Way To Monumant Valley   1 comment

Sedona Snapshots (April 22, 2018) by kenne

A week ago today we began a short trip that would take us to several places we have been before, the exception being Monument Valley in the Navajo Nation. Heading north on I-10, we took I-17 north to Flagstaff out of Pheinox with a little detour over to Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon. After a brief stop in Sedona, we began the beautiful drive on the twisting Oak Creek Canyon 89A highway.

Our next stop was Flagstaff, just long enough to top off the gas tank, before heading on the Tuba City located in the Painted Desert on the Navajo Nation, where we planned to spend the night and check out the old Tuba City Trading Post.

— kenne

Spring Scatches   Leave a comment

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortSpring Scatches — Image by kenne

high clouds

cover

leafless sycamores

scatches

drawn against

gentle

sunlight

black and white

on a gray sky

canvas 

a spiritual moment

calls on spring’s 

new energy

water

in the creek

runs

through the

canyon

born again

in soon to be

watercolors

of spring

cycles

again

again and

again

— kenne

Thunder Mountain Panoramas   Leave a comment

Ballooms (1 of 1)-2 Thunder Mountain blogThunder Mountain, Sedona, Arizona (June 15, 2016) — Panorama by kenne

The story goes that Walt Disney, who once had a home in Sedona, was so inspired by the beauty of Thunder Mountain that it became a theme park concept — Big Thunder Mountain. Fact or fiction, Disney did spend time in Sedona and it’s easy to believe that such a creative person had to have been inspired by the Red Rock Country, therefore becoming an influence in a lot of his work.

While in Sedona recently, we went on a backcountry jeep tour taking us behind Thunder Mountain and one of the “fun facts” we were told was Disney and Thunder Mountain — what myths are made from.

— kenne

Thunder Mountain (1 of 1) blogThunder Mountain Panorama by kenne

Notes On A Sedona Morning   3 comments

Sunrise (1 of 1) blogSedona Sunrise — Image by kenne

Notes On A Sedona Morning

After mornings of hiking,
sitting on the big rock summit–
sun in my face, I find myself
drinking coffee on the
Wildflower Bread Company patio
surrounded by red rock towers,
ants at my feet and
young women taking selfies.

I like solitude, but
sometimes 
it’s nice
to be alone in the
middle 
of humanity —
a prisoner of my condition.
Sorry, no pictures of food.
My cup of coffee
not worth posting.

Maybe the plus-size women
eating big puffy bread
potato-egg sandwiches
wouldn’t mind if I take a picture of
their breakfast, but
I’m not going to ask –
something tells me
they weren’t up at 5:00am hiking.

The conversation turned to
what to eat for lunch . . .

— kenne

Gibraltar Butte, Sedona   1 comment

Red Rock Country (1 of 1) Gibraltar blogGibraltar Butte, Sedona, Arizona

Red Rock Country Gibraltar_Panorama1 BlogGibraltar Butte Panorama — Images by kenne

To communicate with earth,

converse with spirits,

to report the vortex,

link with the omens of time,

and recurrent images —

a moment in and out of time.

— kenne

Red Rock Country Panorama — My Actual Prove   1 comment

Red Rock Panorama (1 of 1) blogRed Rock Country Panorama (June 15, 2015) — Image by kenne

This panorama was taken at the base of Cathedral Rock looking east at incredible formations containing over 300 million years of geological history.

If you have the slightest addiction to photography, it’s easy to overdose in the Sedona/Oak Creek area of the Coconino National Forest — I did!

I just returned from several days in one of the most spiritual places on earth, a place I can contemplate nature and be in communication with other living things — try it, you will like and the force will help you learn to love it.

My actual prove,

Red is the color of earth —

So, what’s not to love!

— kenne

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