Wednesday, June 19, 2013
whenever I happen upon a stack of old postcards I always think of christine's blog 'the daily postcard'. I've written about christine before on my blog and although she posted her final post last november - her ideas and insights into postcards still inspire me to look for the ones with the messages on their backs. you can imagine my delight when I found this one in sedona's hummingbird house gift shop. the saying on the front is lovely and the fact that it was sent to lizzie from bonnie in what looks to be the year 1910 is even sweeter.
"A friend is one who walks in when others walk out" ~Walter Winchell
Monday, June 17, 2013
kachina woman is the pillar like rock formation to the left. legend tells us she is balancing the canoe on her head that her dad carved out of cottonwood to keep her safe from a flood that was prophesized to wipe out their village. kachina survived the flood and went on to bear a son who in this picture, is represented by the smaller rock formation that she is looking at to the right. sedona is home to a vortex energy that many people have experienced as they hike what is believed to be sacred ground. this trail in boynton canyon is said to be the only male/female energy vortex that exists in america. when I got up to the top and stood at the base of mama kachina with my husband and son, I stood in awe admiring the beauty of the red rocks surrounding us - but nothing vortexy was happening. I should say I felt very happy and at peace in sedona which I more or less attributed to its awesome natural beauty and welcoming nature of its residents. (the people there are so friendly!) content to feel this sense of peace, ian and I hung out at the base of kachina woman looking out towards the incredible view, including anthony who was sitting at the base of her son. suddenly a huge gust of wind whipped up around us for several minutes as if to say, here you go - any other questions miss lily?! the wind was so strong it blew the hat off my head. bits of rock and red dirt and dust were flying everywhere! I grabbed onto a tree to insure I wouldn't be blown off the top of this mesa as well - then we all looked at each other and started laughing. "could this be the vortex?" I wondered aloud. after it was over we realized there was no wind before or after this event. I looked on youtube to find out how the sedona locals feel about their vortex and found this short video here. check it out, there's nothing like hearing it from the locals.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
when we first thought of going on vacation, my family & I decided to stay in sedona and take day trips, like visiting the grand canyon for instance. but once we spent the day at the grand canyon, we realized there was so much to do in sedona we didn't want to leave. most days we wound up getting lunch at their local grocery and one day while waiting for my order I was impressed by what constituted their community bulletin board. so, as you can see, there is plenty to do in sedona.
and for the record, we pretty much just went on lots of hikes on different trails.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I shouldn't be making jokes since had I not met a certain someone who informed me that the people who run these ufo night tours (complete with night vision goggles) do in fact see ufo's every night they do their tour. at one point ian and I were good to go on one of these tours but then this same person told us it was just the government testing out their new top secret aircraft. I don't know about you but if I'm going to pay $100.00 to see a UFO, it better be from another planet.
I saw this group of young girls from a distance posing just outside of the first tunnel and I was pleasantly surprised to find my camera able to zoom in on them. I hope someday in the distant future they somehow find this photo of themselves and see how others might have seen them on the day they ventured into the grand canyon on the bright angel trail in the spring of 2013.