Friday, December 9, 2016

Fay Canyon


This hike was made for me. It was like walking on mars with the excited eyes of a child.  Except there were no unpleasant Nasa snowmoblie suits, epic space travel or evil martians. It was easy terrain on ole planet earth.  But lunar. Different.


An impossibly red trail winds into the canyon.





The hidden arch. We found it because someone told us where to look.



Everything is twisted in the desert. Some plants are lying around like old bones.


But some plants thrive!



Always cairns...



The hubbs!





A fuzzy bird.



Everything has an edge...



Or is searching...






This trail was so nice we did it twice. When we got back from our Sedona adventure, I put eight photos on My 3rd Eye The highlights.

Plus, there's more Sedona travel love this week over on my other blog, The Chorus of the Crows I wax poetic about my travel memories...


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27 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Spectactular photographs that you took on your hike. Love the red rock and blue twisted tree roots

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I really liked Sedona but we didn't have a lot of time to hike around. We did two simple hikes. The trails I really wanted were out since I needed a high clearance vehicle to get to the trailhead. Next time, we are renting a jeep for the day (we saw that option on town). #TPThursday

Lady Fi said...

What lovely shots of your hike!

DJan said...

How wonderful! Thank you so much for taking me along, too. :-)

Jan Robinson said...

Your second photo - the one that shows the red track and the bushes and plants is superb. The plants look like they are jumping out o f the photo they are so clear. Wonderful.

theartofpuro said...

Stunning images :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a beautiful place! Nice shot of that lizard.

P.S. Everything I know about Martians came from My Favorite Martian.
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DUTA said...

It looks like this trail is quite scenic with the red layers in the rocks, the wild plant life, the birds and lizards. The various colors of red, blue, green, yellow - are a feast to the eyes.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like an awesome spot to visit. I love the bird, lizard and the hot air balloon. Great photos! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend to you!

Anni said...

When we lived in Tucson for over a decade, we never tired of the beauty of the desert and Sedona. Everywhere we went the special atmosphere and scenery was eye catching.

Great images today!!

I thank you for sharing this post with all of us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

Lea said...

Fantastic! Beautiful!

Linda Hensley said...

The colors are amazing. Beautiful!

carol l mckenna said...

All great photography and wonderful critters ~ thanks,

Wishing you Happy Days ~ ^_^

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Beautiful and colourful photos of your hike. Love the lizard image.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I just love a good canyon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous desert photos Sharon. The first time we spent a winter in desert country took me a while to see the subtle beauty...so different from the lush Pacific Northwest that was home. But I soon learned to love it as much.

Jim said...

Fantastic shots

carol l mckenna said...

What a place so colorful and wonderful photos ~ thanks, awesome!

Wishing you peace in your week ~ ^_^

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a hike, such a red desert. Great photos. Cairns are everywhere here in Tulsa also.

colleen said...

What a magical place. The thumbnail made it look good enough to eat. Maybe I have Christmas cookies on my mind.

Photo Cache said...

I love red rocks and I love places like this. I will have to plan on going here.

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Jim said...

Wonderful desert shots.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the Sedona area...you're right, it's unlike anything else on earth, or at least in North America. I must remind my husband that I'd like to visit there again. But I suspect the naked eye cannot match the clarity of your lens...just gorgeous!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel
PS...am about to check out your other blog.

jeannettestgermain said...

How serendiptious - I have prepped a post about Utah with the red rocks!Love regions like these! Hope you saw my comment on your SEASONS post in your "About" section, Sharon - somehow I couldn't open up the comment section in your post. Have a great rest of the week!

bettyl-NZ said...

What wonderful scenery! I love easy walks with so much to see.

likeschocolate said...

I have always wanted to go to sedona. So lovely! Glad you had a chance to visit and explore.

Klara S said...

Beautiful place. Is it blooming agawa in 6th picture? Do you know by any chance?