We left the Grand Canyon last night before getting snowed in. Traveled to Sedona, and you know, maybe I could put up with this view. Every single day of my life. Our breakfast patio view was only the beginning!
Rain was pending but we ended up with a remarkable day before the skies opened up. First stop, hiking up Cathedral Rock.
View from the base of Cathedral Rock.
The clouds and impending storm just made the view that much more dramatic.
Then it was on to Red Rock State Park, with some wonderful hiking and even more fabulous birding in their hummingbird garden.
Raven preening his partner. They were chatting the entire time, it was adorable.
Have I mentioned I love ravens? Such interesting birds. So clever.
We tried not to disturb this napping mallard, but on looking at my photo, I don’t think I was successful. Sorry, sweetie!
The next few shots are from the hummingbird garden at the park. I’ll have to get my western birder guide to find out who’s who.
Any western birders who want to fill in these blanks, please do!
I know this is an Anna’s Hummingbird. Loved watching him.
Not sure about this fellow. He looks like the western version of our Juncos.
Enjoying the western cacti as well!
From there we traveled up to Sliding Rock State Park, which closed early due to the impending storm. We made do with a marvelous waterfall view.
Back to Sedona in time for a lovely meal as the rains came. Thank you for a lovely one-day adventure! I’ll be back next week after my conference for some solid writing time. If I can tear my gaze away from the view.