I have been going through some of our old photos that I scanned into the computer last year and have been trying to at least give each of them a name.. to make it easier to find, if and when I have time to group them into a folder. I enjoyed some of these that I took sometime in the late 80's (I think)...of Sedona, Arizona when I went to visit a friend that lives in Scottsdale.
At the time I had never been anywhere much... other than our bordering states, and when I first landed in Phoenix and looked around I thought I had landed on Mars or another planet. I had never seen so much bare earth and large mounds of rocky soil. No grass...very little color. It really took me awhile to appreciate this state's beauty.
I had an excellent tour guide, my friend Eva, who not only drove me all around for days, but who also knew so much about each mountain and what it was called along with some history facts.
I cannot relay that information to you in this post because I have forgotten it all. When she drove me up to Sedona...the mountains there... took my breath away. I couldn't believe the beauty I was experiencing. Through my eyes and deep in my soul.
The red rocks were just stunning to me.
The light that came through and hit certain areas... was unbelievably beautiful.
I have heard that it has become very commercialized since these years. Something I know the area did not want to happen. I have not traveled to very many places in my life yet...but so far at 60 years old Sedona is the most beautiful place I have seen.