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5 Shots: Sedona in the Snow


I wait for it each year. The annual snowstorm transforms our dusty region into breathtaking beauty as at least four inches of snow fell overnight in the Verde Valley and our next-door neighbors in Sedona. Driving around Boyton Pass, here are a few shots of our morning. Which one do you like the best?

1. Devil’s Bridge Trailhead starts here.

2. Junipers and Mesquite in front of the Red Rocks

3. The Colosseum 

4. Ice Cold Needles

5. Bleeding Red Rocks



69 thoughts on “5 Shots: Sedona in the Snow”

  1. Great to hear from you Cindy! All are gorgeous – the scenery is stunning! I will pick the ice cold needles because of the intricacy of the image – but again, all are gorgeous – nature showing off again!

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  2. Hi Cindy, what stunning images. You are certainly treating us! I like the contrast of the red rocks with the snow – the rather aptly named Bleeding Red Rocks looks very impressive. It reminds me of being in Nevada and visiting Red Rock Canyon….remember that time when we could cross borders? Do hope you’re keeping well and you’ve made progress with your book. All the best.

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  3. Hard to choose because I love them all 🙂 In fact, just staring at these scenic pictures reminds me of one of my many favorite westerns – Anthony Mann’s 1954 James (Jimmy) Stewart western The Far Country 🙂 I will give you a youtube video link below shortly 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

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  4. For many years I didn’t believe that it snowed in Arizona. All those Westerns are shot in the Summer I guess. I was sort of shocked to finally see some Arizona photos with snow. I’m guessing it’s not abundant?
    Those are all great photos, but I think I like number 1 the best.

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    1. Hi JC! AZ is a huge state. The more north and east you head, the higher the ground and the cold and snow is abundant. Sedona, Flagstaff, and the White Mountains to the East are exceptionally beautiful to my eyes.

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    1. Thanks for the vote, John, and the welcome return. I’m gonna go slow. Still working hard on novel 3. I do miss blogging and the cheery folks like yourself who always have a kind word. 🙂


    1. Hi Fraggle, must be feeling better. After our recent snow dumping (which will be melted by tomorrow) gave our drought region a much needed drink of water. I had to get out and take pictures. Seemed to be programmed to share them with the blogging community. What good do photos do in my computer gallery? Thank you, for your kind words.

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  5. Happy to see you back, Cindy! 🙂
    It’s difficult to decide which picture I like most. They are all great. But I think its the cactus I’d go for.
    Thanks fr showing the red rocks with snow: so much differet from when we were there.
    Take care,

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    1. It’s a once a year event. It was a pleasure hiking around in the snow–the red and white is great, isn’t it? I couldn’t keep it to myself. I’m glad I shared. Thank you for commenting!


    1. Hello Don, I am trying to ease back into it. Blogging gobbled up my time and I couldnt devote the research and find the time to create the manuscript. I’m on chapter 5. I think I’ll write up a review of the research I found for Ch. 4. It’s so interesting to me. Anyway, you are still my inspiration for completing it.

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  6. And I’ll add on to the pile: It’s very nice to see another post here Cindy! I’ve been really out of the loop myself. I see you have another post circa Christmas that I missed!

    Absolutely beautiful photos. The Colosseum is my choice. Stunning, and perfectly named!

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    1. It’s mine, too. You can drive up to it and hike to the top and the view is amazing. I am slowly returning to blogging. It does lift my mood to hear from everyone. I’m glad you stopped by, Tom. I’d love to read a post of yours, soon!

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    1. Hi again, Alex. Thanks for spending some time on my blog. I grew up in flat, midwestern corn landscape. Moving to AZ and seeing the Red Rocks every day has been a grand adventure. Thanks, my friend.


      1. Not at all. I always enjoy spending time on your blog. Have had trouble logging in through my phone so has made it harder to check. Not to mention life being busy. Have fallen behind in quite a few things.


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