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Magical Sedona

In July of 2010, my wife and I fulfilled a dream (especially that of my wife) by rather suddenly picking up all our belongings, trudging across the desert, and settling down in the magical little tourist town of Sedona in the heart of Arizona. The relocation was hardly without its difficulties...a blown transmission in my truck in the middle of the scorching desert, countless issues selling our existing home in Colorado, and an uncertain job situation had to be overcome. However, we knew we made the right decision when, upon are arrival, a beautiful double rainbow formed over our new home.

Now that we've had the opportunity to settle in and I've gotten the chance to explore the area, in depth, photographically...I figured it was time to start up a gallery with a collection of imagery from the area. Sedona is such a special desert enviroment. What sets it apart from many other parts of the state are both the red rock monoliths that rise abruptly around the town, and the riparian environments that surround it in the form of the Oak Creek and Verde River drainages. And should the heat become unbearable in the summer, a short trip northward to Flagstaff's mountainous alpine environment provides relief in spectacular fashion.

Ok...enough rambling on. Enjoy the pics. I'll be adding to this gallery periodically as I get worthy images, so feel free to check back.

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Monsoon Over Maroon Mountain
Monsoon Over Maroon Mountain
Smoky Sedona Sunset
Smoky Sedona Sunset
Red Rock Reflections
Red Rock Reflections
Cibola Sunset
Cibola Sunset
Sedona Panoramic
Sedona Panoramic
Taylor Tank
Taylor Tank
Wintry Thunder Mountain
Wintry Thunder Mountain
Sedona By Night
Sedona By Night
Leaf Litter
Leaf Litter
Oak Creek Meanderings
Oak Creek Meanderings
West Fork Trail
West Fork Trail
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden
Autumn Kaleidoscope
Autumn Kaleidoscope
Autumn Morning In Oak Creek Canyon
Autumn Morning In Oak Creek Canyon
Last Light On The Cathedral
Last Light On The Cathedral
Lightning Strike Over Munds Mountain
Lightning Strike Over Munds Mountain
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing
Glowing Cathedral Rock
Glowing Cathedral Rock
Monsoon Sunset
Monsoon Sunset
Cathedral Rock Light Show
Cathedral Rock Light Show
Forboding Sky
Forboding Sky
Monsoon Over Cathedral
Monsoon Over Cathedral
Still Waters
Still Waters
Raucous Oak Creek
Raucous Oak Creek
The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
Smoky Sunset
Smoky Sunset
Great Ball Of Fire
Great Ball Of Fire
Fire In The Sky
Fire In The Sky
Agave Bloom and Ship Rock
Agave Bloom and Ship Rock
Yellow Columbine in West Fork Canyon
Yellow Columbine in West Fork Canyon
The Devil's Bridge
The Devil's Bridge
Bad Moon Rising
Bad Moon Rising
Wintry Coffee Pot Rock
Wintry Coffee Pot Rock
Winter's Icy Grip
Winter's Icy Grip
Clearing Storm Over Sedona
Clearing Storm Over Sedona
Schnebly Hill Winter Panorama
Schnebly Hill Winter Panorama
Snow Covered Agave
Snow Covered Agave
So Long 2012!
So Long 2012!
Storm Clouds Over Sedona
Storm Clouds Over Sedona
Cathedral Rock Panorama
Cathedral Rock Panorama
Agave On The Rocks
Agave On The Rocks
Crescent Moon Ranch After Storm
Crescent Moon Ranch After Storm
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork's Subway Section
West Fork's Subway Section
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork Monkeyflowers
West Fork Of Oak Creek
West Fork Of Oak Creek
Creekside Yellow Columbines
Creekside Yellow Columbines
West Fork Wildflowers
West Fork Wildflowers
Sunset Glow Over Wilson Mountain
Sunset Glow Over Wilson Mountain
Cathedral Moon
Cathedral Moon
The Abyss
The Abyss
Moon Over Mitten Ridge
Moon Over Mitten Ridge
Lost Ruin
Lost Ruin
Wintry Reflection in Oak Creek Canyon
Wintry Reflection in Oak Creek Canyon
Snowstorm at West Fork
Snowstorm at West Fork
Autumn Splendor Along Oak Creek
Autumn Splendor Along Oak Creek
Slide Rock State Park in Autumn
Slide Rock State Park in Autumn
Winter Bliss in Oak Creek Canyon
Winter Bliss in Oak Creek Canyon
Mooning the Nuns
Mooning the Nuns
Storm Clearing Over Oak Creek Canyon
Storm Clearing Over Oak Creek Canyon
Munds Mountain Monsoon
Munds Mountain Monsoon
Quintessential Oak Creek
Quintessential Oak Creek
The Canyon Within
The Canyon Within
Oak Creek Cascades
Oak Creek Cascades
Mitten Ridge Mirrored
Mitten Ridge Mirrored
Slide Rock Reflection
Slide Rock Reflection
Mirrored Forest
Mirrored Forest
West Fork of Oak Creek
West Fork of Oak Creek
West Fork Canyon in Autumn I
West Fork Canyon in Autumn I
West Fork Canyon in Autumn II
West Fork Canyon in Autumn II
West Fork Canyon in Autumn III
West Fork Canyon in Autumn III
West Fork Canyon in Autumn IV
West Fork Canyon in Autumn IV
West Fork's Autumn Kaleidoscope
West Fork's Autumn Kaleidoscope
West Fork of Oak Creek
West Fork of Oak Creek
Monsoon Madness
Monsoon Madness
Rainbow Reflections
Rainbow Reflections
Going Wide!
Going Wide!
Munds Mirrored
Munds Mirrored
Monsoon Light  on Cathedral Rock
Monsoon Light on Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross and the Two Nuns
Chapel of the Holy Cross and the Two Nuns
Desert Tranquility
Desert Tranquility
Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain
Aerial View of Sedona's Red Rocks
Aerial View of Sedona's Red Rocks
Above The Rim
Above The Rim
Wild Monsoon Light
Wild Monsoon Light
Robbers Roost
Robbers Roost
Sunbeams Over Thunder Mountain
Sunbeams Over Thunder Mountain
Last Light On Cathedral Rock
Last Light On Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing - take II
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing - take II
West Fork Wildflowers
West Fork Wildflowers
Desert Agave In Bloom
Desert Agave In Bloom
Love In Sedona
Love In Sedona
Springtime Rapids Along Oak Creek
Springtime Rapids Along Oak Creek
Spring In Sedona?
Spring In Sedona?
Bear Wallow Wash Reflection
Bear Wallow Wash Reflection
Coffee With Sugar
Coffee With Sugar
Snowy Desert
Snowy Desert
Mitten Ridge Reflection
Mitten Ridge Reflection
Wintry Slide Rock
Wintry Slide Rock
Mitten Ridge Sugar
Mitten Ridge Sugar
Above Sedona
Above Sedona
The Mogollon Rim
The Mogollon Rim
PBasers On The Loose!
PBasers On The Loose!
Coffee Pot Rainbow
Coffee Pot Rainbow
Approaching Storm Over Cathedral Rock
Approaching Storm Over Cathedral Rock
Moonrise at Sunset
Moonrise at Sunset
Set In Stone
Set In Stone
Wintry West Fork
Wintry West Fork
Light From Above
Light From Above
Sycamore Canyon Sinagua Indian Ruins
Sycamore Canyon Sinagua Indian Ruins
Tubulent Oak Creek
Tubulent Oak Creek
West Fork Of Oak Creek
West Fork Of Oak Creek
Fall Color Kaleidoscope
Fall Color Kaleidoscope
A Capitol Sunset
A Capitol Sunset
Cathedral Rainbow - Sedona, AZ
Cathedral Rainbow - Sedona, AZ
Cathedral After Sundown
Cathedral After Sundown
Sedona's Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
Sedona's Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
Cathedral Rock Reflected In A Rainwater Pool - Sedona, AZ
Cathedral Rock Reflected In A Rainwater Pool - Sedona, AZ
The Glowing Rapids at Slide Rock
The Glowing Rapids at Slide Rock
Seven Sacred Pools
Seven Sacred Pools
West Fork Cabin
West Fork Cabin
Wintry Mingus Mountains
Wintry Mingus Mountains
Looking Down On Cathedral Rock
Looking Down On Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock Reflection
Cathedral Rock Reflection
Chapel Of The Holy Cross
Chapel Of The Holy Cross
Moon Over Munds
Moon Over Munds
Lipstick Sunset Over Cathedral Rock
Lipstick Sunset Over Cathedral Rock
West Fork's Winter Wonderland
West Fork's Winter Wonderland
Snowy Thunder Mountain
Snowy Thunder Mountain
West Fork Canyon Fall Color
West Fork Canyon Fall Color
Autumn Reflections at West Fork
Autumn Reflections at West Fork
Oak Creek Cascades
Oak Creek Cascades
Oak Creek Pool
Oak Creek Pool
Peaceful Stretch Along Oak Creek
Peaceful Stretch Along Oak Creek
West Fork Canyon Trail
West Fork Canyon Trail
Sycamore Canyon in Autumn
Sycamore Canyon in Autumn
Crescent Moon Ranch and Cathedral Rock
Crescent Moon Ranch and Cathedral Rock
Crescent Moon Ranch Autumn Pano
Crescent Moon Ranch Autumn Pano
West Fork Serenity
West Fork Serenity
Cathedral Rock Reflected in Oak Creek
Cathedral Rock Reflected in Oak Creek
West Fork Reflection
West Fork Reflection
Sunset Over Cathedral Rock
Sunset Over Cathedral Rock
Cathedral Rock Reflected In Oak Creek
Cathedral Rock Reflected In Oak Creek
Sunset Storm
Sunset Storm
Moonsoon Sky and Cathedral Rock
Moonsoon Sky and Cathedral Rock
Sedona's Red Rock Layers
Sedona's Red Rock Layers
The Two Nuns
The Two Nuns
Shiprock Viewed From The Brins Mesa Trail
Shiprock Viewed From The Brins Mesa Trail
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing
Cathedral Rock at Red Rock Crossing
Agave Close Up
Agave Close Up
Rain Clouds Over Fay Canyon
Rain Clouds Over Fay Canyon
Wilson Mountain Peekaboo
Wilson Mountain Peekaboo
Rain Shrouded Wilson Mountain
Rain Shrouded Wilson Mountain
Chicken Point View
Chicken Point View
Moon Over Sedona
Moon Over Sedona
Agave Bloom Silhouette
Agave Bloom Silhouette
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
The West Fork Of Oak Creek
Swimming Pool at Sycamore Creek
Swimming Pool at Sycamore Creek
The Still Waters of Oak Creek
The Still Waters of Oak Creek
Bear Wallow Wash Flash Flooding
Bear Wallow Wash Flash Flooding
V8 Falls
V8 Falls
Bear Wallow Wash
Bear Wallow Wash
Cathedral Rock Lit By The Setting Sun
Cathedral Rock Lit By The Setting Sun
Hot Air Balloons and the Cockscomb
Hot Air Balloons and the Cockscomb
Montezuma's Castle
Montezuma's Castle
Hiker Watching A Hot Air Balloon From Doe Mountain
Hiker Watching A Hot Air Balloon From Doe Mountain
Oak Creek Cascade At Red Rock Crossing
Oak Creek Cascade At Red Rock Crossing
Schnebly Hill Pano
Schnebly Hill Pano
Cactus Bloom Atop Doe Mountain
Cactus Bloom Atop Doe Mountain
Cathedral Rock Reflection
Cathedral Rock Reflection
Oak Creek Rapids at Slide Rock State Park
Oak Creek Rapids at Slide Rock State Park