Our last few days in Arizona
Your typist today – MaryBy the time I post this, we will be in Utah. Al wants to get some more art pieces done so we can gear up for the summer shows. Right now it’s Saturday morning and I am soaking in the last of the peacefulness of the desert, and dreading leaving here. We have spent the last couple of days visiting the towns around us. Cottonwood has been a pretty good central location for were we wanted to go. Tuesday we drove to Prescott, and met Mike and Shannon. It was good to see them again, since we parted paths in Yuma. We went to lunch, and antique shops. The antique shops there are a blast. We learned that a couple years ago. Wednesday afternoon we left the dogs and drove up to Jerome. The last time we went to Jerome the dogs couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Plus, we wanted to look through the art galleries. Jerome is a funky little town that is clinging to the side of a mountain. Jerome was a big copper mining town back in the late 1800’s. The neat thing about Jerome, is all the old buildings that are still standing, or partially standing. They have really left the feel of the original town here. To let you know just how funky the town is, this is the wishing well. This is what’s left of the old hotel. This photo just begged for an old time filter effect. Thursday we went to Sedona. Again, to look at art galleries. Al was thinking of finding an art gallery to carry his work here. The clouds were kind of low and fuzzy that day, so the colors of the surrounding red rocks were not very bright. I fell in love with these whirly gigs the last time we visited Sedona. Such fun art. Prayer bundles in a tree. This is just a couple of sculptures we saw. Sedona is full of wonderful art. Friday night was our last chance to get out for an evening walk. We will miss our evening walks, we both enjoy them so much and there is no place to walk while we are in Utah. The sunset and clouds gave me one last chance for great photos. The colors in the clouds to the east were the full moon was coming up, were actually the best photos. It’s been a great winter in the desert, and I will miss it here. I love the desert, but I also love the mountains, and I am excited to get to my other “home”, Wyoming.