My Alpine Home

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A. B. C., 1, 2, 3…

1. A is for APPLES and ARIZONA.

On our way to visit our daughter in Mesa, AZ a week or so ago hubby and I drove through Oak Creek Canyon and came out in beautiful Sedona.

We stopped off at Slide Rock State Park.

It is an old apple farm homestead that still sales apples today.

This is the original home built by the homesteader in 1927.

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Love that hand built rock wall.

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2. B is for BLOSSOMS, BUTTERFLY, and BEE.

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The apple trees were full of blossoms.  The bees seemed to be happily enjoying their sweet nectar. In the field adjacent to the apple trees I spied this orange bloom.  As I got closer I could see the orange butterfly.  I didn’t realize that they were all B words until I started making the mosaics,

Slide Rock is now a popular swimming area.  It is quite large and some areas are shallow while others are deeper.  I can imagine how busy this place must be during the hot AZ summer months.

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3. C is for CABINS.

When Mr. Pendley realized what a tourist attraction Slide Rock was he built cabins in 1933.  They are no longer used today.

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The tree closest to this old farming equipment is the only remaining tree from the original orchard.

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We had so much fun and saw so many beautiful things during our visit.  One last C word that you definitely think of when you think of Arizona is the Cactus.

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God has given us so many beautiful things to enjoy upon this earth. 

Thank You Lord for all of earths wonders!

Happy Earth Day!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Lisas Chaos for Macro Monday

30 comments:

poppilinnstudios said...

Love your photos Jann! Slide Rock looks like a great place to visit. Thanks for the tour!
-Lynn

eileeninmd said...

Lovely tour of Slide Rock and Sedona. The apple farm looks like a neat place to visit and the blossoms are beautiful. Love the Red Rock around the swimming area. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing your trip.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos of Sedona! We were there last year and took the Pink Jeep tour of the cliff dwellers. Wonderful place!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We have a Sliding Rock here in NC. I would love to travel out West and visit the area you did! I lived in Northern NM years ago and it's so different there and in AZ. Great photos!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Jann, the scenery in Sedona is spectacular. The photo of the flower with the matching butterfly is very pretty and so are the apple blossoms. I bet you had a wonderful time there looking at all the beauty around the area.---- Shannon

Karen S. said...

Oh wow, did I ever enjoy your stops along the way! What fun and interesting places to visit!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Thank you for these pictures...this is just an awesome place!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful posts and excellent macro shots ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Shelia said...

Hi Jann! Oh, what a wonderful place! I would have loved to have seen this too! Great photos.
Thanks for much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Snap said...

Great visit to Slide Rock and Sedona. It's such a beautiful place with loads of history. I love apple farms ... old and new! thanks for taking us along!

Lavender Cottage said...

A quaint little house with a really nice brick/stone wall.
The blossoms are pretty and must have smelled wonderful.

podso said...

I enjoyed this post so much, probably especially since I visited AZ last year. The photos are great and the cabins look so quaint!

Gina said...

Such pretty pictures! It looks like you had a great time!

Pondside said...

There's just something so exotic about desert flowers.
The old buildings have such a lot of character, don't they? I can just imagine the stories they could tell...

Perfectly Printed said...

Sounds like a great trip!! Be safe and have fun!

chris

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is a beautiful old orchard. Too bad the cabins are unavailable these days. thanks so much for the info. The vote was Violets!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What an incredible country we live in. There is SUCH BEAUTY everywhere we travel. AND even though it can be very different it always captures our love of nature in all it's splendor! LOVE,LOVE,LOVED your post and I must visit the area "One Day Soon"!
If you get a chance, peek into my Land of blog...
Have a wonderful week,
Donna

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A lovely spot for sure. Enjoyed your ABC mosaic. V

Poppy said...

Beautiful pictures! The mosaic of the apple blossoms look sooo pretty.The tourist cabins and the panaromic view of Slide Rock is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us and for the party invite:) Happily joining the fun. Have a great week!~Poppy

Shannon said...

Beautiful photos Jann!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Looks like a fun stop!

Vicki/Jake said...

Makes me want to go on a road trip! Thanks for sharing yours:)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

How lovely Jann,
I visited a few places in Arizona when I was a teen - beautiful sunsets and sunrises! Thank you for sharing this amazing place,
Kathy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Great Shots, I enjoyed them all. How nice you could go sight seeing while visiting your DD. Cactus flowers are so beautiful, I've seen them indoors too...maybe I'll get a couple, ha! Thank you sweet lady for your kind visit. Have a blessed week.
FABBY

Libby Rodriguez said...

Utah is so beautiful :) From the banner, it looks to me as though you are making the place feel very cozy! Can't wait to see more photos!

Kris said...

Beautiful!!!

Herding Cats said...

Lovely pictures

Naturegirl said...

Jann! I've just returned home from spending the winter in sunny Arizona! I always visit Sedona when there..I have NOT visited this orchard..on my bucket list for next year! Thanks for sharing!
Isn't Sedona the most spiritual place..those red rocks...breathtaking!
Whaaaa!!...I miss seeing the cactus blossoms! Here I am looking for Spring but all I experience is Cold winds and temps of 40F..Whaaaa.
Nice meeting you and your blog!

NanaDiana said...

Jann- What great photos. I love them all-from the A is for Apples to the red rocks! Gorgeous. Check out my blog tomorrow for the ABC CAFE! I think it will put a smile on your face. xo Diana

Mary Howell Cromer said...

While in Phoenix several years ago, I got to go to Sedona while the husby had business dealings...I got the better draw. You brought back to me the beauty of this place~