The weather came in and rained all over us. IT was AWESOME! Gilbert, where we live, is 1.237ft (377m) above sea level. Sedona is 4,500ft (1,372m) above sea level. So, we drove up a whole kilometre to get to Sedona! Two hours driving. Our ears were popping a bit. Mine were blocked most of the time because I had (still have) a cold.
Back to rain. Have I mentioned how much I loooove the rain? It's the best thing ever. I'm not a 'go-outside-and-dance' kind of girl. More like a 'listen-to-the-rain-while-relaxing-inside-all-warm-and-cosy-and-feel-delighted' kind of girl.
If you follow my instagram feed (a mix of personal and business) you will have seen all the photos I shared about the rain. BUT, if you missed it... here it goes again. Because, well, rain!
"Saguaros have a relatively long lifespan. They may grow their first side arm
any time from 75–100 years of age, but some never grow one at all."
And then it rained. If you look closely, you can see the rain falling in the distance in the images below. I was doing little happy dances in my seat.
No more Saguaros, more trees. And, then, we got to Sedona. The rain let off a little and the wet mountains came alive after getting some water on them.
We drove up to the airport lookout. And, wow!
|This panorama photo is small, but if you click on it, it'll open up a little bigger.|
Feature: my son's head.
The clouds covering the beauty above.
I tried, but I really couldn't get a photo that did it justice. The buttes (rhymes with ute, but with a 'b', kind of like buewt) were all over the place and looked amazing half rained on and in the sunlight. Amazing.
We were still on the road to the Grand Canyon, but I'll make you wait for the next installment before I share more photos.
Until next time... !