Pictures were taken in Sedona, Arizona during Christmas week 2019. The weather was unseasonably cold, icy and snowy however the beauty of the region was still amazing.


During the last three days of our visit the sun finally came out and we hiked all over the valley. We were not alone. Many come to this magical part of the country to witness the natural beauty of the landscapes. There were  many on the trails, however we found out from a local artist that there are secret trails that only the locals know about.. Next time we will try to find those.


  • The sculptural red rock formations which when photographed as the sun is rising or setting become even more vibrant.
  • Old town Sedona is filled with shops and boutiques and well worth the visit.
  • Do you know what a vortex is? There are several in the Sedona area.
  • Friendly local people and many great restaurants and galleries are in the Sedona area.

The Town of Sedona

Sedona's main attraction is its array of red sandstone formations. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails. Sedona was named after Sedona Schnebly (1877–1950), the wife of Theodore Schnebly, the city's first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. Her mother claimed to have made the name up because it sounded pretty.