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Monday, November 17, 2014

Sedona Features Timeless Beauty, Energy and Art

Rainbow Over Sedona Red Rocks ©Mary Montague Sikes
As visitors drive toward Sedona, Arizona, a sense of amazement is inevitable when all of a sudden the timeless red rocks rise up in the distance. The views are incredible. Clouds appear as angel images. A rainbow ascends from nowhere into the sky.

No matter how many times we visit this mystical mecca, it is never enough. So many art galleries, so many rock centers, so many spiritual retreats, so many trails to red rock formations--there is never time to see them all.

Bell Rock ©Mary Montague Sikes
We just returned from a week in Sedona. Although I planned to revisit Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque, and more, I didn't get to them. We drove by Bell Rock many times and felt the remarkable energy of that formation. We dined at Miley's where a huge new painting of Bell Rock dominates. We feasted on seafood omelets at the Golden Goose and enjoyed lunch at Shugrues above the Hillside shops. And we spent a lot of time with art.

Art and the energy are what drew us to Sedona the first time. During a two week visit a few years ago, I enjoyed a pastel workshop and then took a metaphysical workshop that I found fascinating.

Ever since that early visit, those red rock images have crept into my artwork. Red rocks along with energy have also stolen their way into my writing and my novel, Eagle Rising. 

Something special exists in the timeless landscape of Sedona. Something special pulls us back again and again.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I lived in Arizona for several years - the desert is just amazing and very inspirational.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

The desert is amazing, Alex, I agree. Thanks for visiting.

Amy Sikes said...

Beautiful photographs!

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Amy!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I would love to see that area. Arizona is so different from NM when it comes to the landscape.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Diane, you would love photographing the Red Rock country!

Julie Flanders said...

I visited Sedona some years ago and your post brought back such great memories! Definitely one of the most beautiful and magical places I've ever seen. Arizona is amazing.

Notes Along the Way with Mary Montague Sikes said...

Thanks, Julie for your comment. Sedona is a place I want to visit again and again.