The stay here in Sedona has been wonderful. This is my parking place, between Sedona and Cottonwood, in Coconino National Forest off FR 525. Lots of good boondocking spots around here.
Besides the yucca in the previous picture, the prickly pear cactus are blooming here.
I saw lots of birds and bunny rabbits out my window, and one day saw a roadrunner.
This is the view out my window. By the way, this is what is known as "partly cloudy" around here.
I saw more "wildlife" on my hikes, like this cute little squirrel -
A dung beetle -
And lots of little lizards, who seemed to like hiding in the newfangled cairns the forest service built.
Twenty years ago, I saw my first century plant in Sedona, and they are still here. It doesn't really take a century for the plant to bloom, just 15-25 years. But once they bloom, they die.
The buds look red.
But once the blooms open, they are bright yellow.
Sedona is know for its vortexes, energy centers that saturate the whole area. That is why there are so many twisted trees around. (This is according to my friend Shirley...)
One of the major vortexes is Bell Rock, shown here.