West Fork Trail, Sedona, AZ

On our recent visit to Sedona, we decided to visit West Fork Trail, after it had been suggested to us that morning at breakfast. After attempting to scale Cathedral Rock (see post here), and not quite reaching the top (seemed wiser than risking our life on hands and knees near the top) we decided to…

Cathedral Rock Trail, Sedona, AZ

While ordering breakfast, before heading out on our first adventure in Sedona, I noticed a slight surprise in the voice of the super friendly employees at Creekside Coffee, when we mentioned Cathedral Rock. They said the view was certainly worth the climb. They also suggested another hiking trail we might enjoy, West Fork trail. In…

Encelia Farinosa: commonly known as Brittlebush

This morning I headed to a nearby hiking/park area for more outdoor exercise, and to see what spring flowers were blooming.  The amount of sprouts and blooms were amazing.  Because the sky was overcast, and a lot of the flowers were small, I was challenged in capturing their full beauty. Currently most predominate was the…

The Saguaro Pollinators

The Saguaro cactus is unique, and beautiful.  They are very protected and they take years to grow, living as long as 150-200 years.  Each spring they flower, and the stark white of the flower is gorgeous against the green of the plant and the blue of the sky. This morning I took a leisurely hike…

Hearing and Seeing with God

This morning I chose to explore a nearby hiking area rather than my normal neighborhood walk.  I also left the headphones at  home.  So often I walk to the beat of the music tuning out the noises around me. I need to come here more often.  This is a beautiful secluded area open to the…