Tuesday, September 1, 2009

When I lived In A "National Park"

I can remember throughout my life hearing people say - I wish I could live here - when they were describing some vacation they had maybe to Yellowstone Park or to Banff or for some other major park or place to visit. Hot springs that are found all over the world - Japan, other places.

I actually had the privilege of living in a place for quite a while that might have easily been a park. A place that people would go to marvel at the beauties of nature.

It is a place not that many miles from the Grand Canyon and it is a place of astonishing beauty and that's Sedona, Arizona. It's almost as if someone forgot when they were signing up places to be parks in the US like Yellowstone or Yosemite - it's almost as if they said - oh we'll get around to that place in Arizona but then they forgot.

I'm not blaming them, I'm just saying that living in Sedona, Arizona feels almost like you're living in a treasured park. Huge beautiful rock mesas with various shapes with different names. It's an amazing thing to see and just as amazing to be able to live in it and near it and so close to it.

I've included a picture here so you can appreciate the beauty of the place. I'm not trying to pitch it or sell it, I'm just saying that it's amazing that such a place is available for residence.

So, just thought I'd mention it. It is a place I really enjoyed and there's a lot of good folks living there as well. Goodlife.


Margie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous place Sedona is!
I've been there & will be going back.
Beautiful photo, Robert!

Thanks for sharing this!


Robert Shapiro said...

Hi Margie,

I'm glad you've had an opportunity to go there. It's the sort of thing that really has to be experienced isn't it.

Photos are wonderful but when you see something like that you can almost see the hand of Creator carving those shapes. That's how it feels to me anyway.