Something Infinitely Healing

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

A  stroll along Oak Creek while the temperatures are cool, and the tourists linger over breakfast back in the Village. It’s the time of late spring where baby birds are squawking from ledges , coaxed to fly by hovering fussy  parents. Blackberries are in blossom and promise a sharable harvest. The Creek is flowing clear, low, and forcefully. Light crackles and bursts as water flows noisily over rocks.  Hawks are watching. So are tadpoles.  I sit awhile with old friend Sycamores and Cottonwoods. Blue and red dragonflies tease and elude the camera lens. Creek-side is lush, green, and in shadows, while Cathedral Rock sits high to catch the sun. No Breaking News.  to unsettle this creek-side morning.  Most excellent to linger, to embrace this  glimpse of the magic that can be Sedona. Happy to share this morning with you. Peace and Blessings.

Today’s Music: Gordon Lightfoot : Beautiful

This Weekend in Sedona: The Illuminate Film Festival – May 30-June 4.

29 thoughts on “Something Infinitely Healing

    1. Thank you. This spring is especially vibrant for me. I can not discern whether it is me noticing in detail what is unfolding or my local environment really strutting the lush this year. Great to hear from you and your kind words and support of my website always appreciated, Joey.
      Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Oh I adore this tree. I have known her for years and She just radiates an invitation to find a snug seat among her roots and watch the Creek go by.
      So glad you enjoyed this walk along Oak Creek. Thank you for your kind words.

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  1. I love Sedona, although it has changed a lot since I went to high school there in the late 1960s. I’ve been back to visit, most recently a brief drive through in 2015. Do you live there?

    I was reluctant to return for a reunion in 2005, because I thought the expansion would make it ugly. But I was pleasantly surprised! The development has been tasteful, and of course, the rocks always endure.

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    1. Oh I do hope that you have lots of photos and good memories of your having lived in Sedona during the 1960’s. That must have been just the best of charming times. The biggest noticeable changes for me have been the continuing increase in trails, their uses, and volume of use.

      Thank you for your comments. Always such a pleasure to hear from others about their impressions, experiences, and connections to Sedona. All my best to you.

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    1. We have already changed to our summer schedule of getting everything done very early, and inside air-conditioning, or traveling to a higher elevations, before noon. Really enjoy time along the creek.
      Thank you for stopping in, and stay cool today!

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  2. Lovely. A number of the photos could have come from my own small village here on the Mediterranean. We have a chateau, approximately 1000 years old, waterfalls, vineyards and so much more. Alas there are those who are hellbent on its destruction. They must be stopped.

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    1. As I read your lovely comment I am still in fresh dismay over the most recent strike against our shared Earth by the United States. According to the United Nations, my country now joins Nicaragua and Syria in not supporting the Paris Agreement. A shameful day for the United States. I am convinced, though, that with or without the three outliers- that the Paris Agreement will move forward in a positive and life sustaining direction for Earth. Thank you for your visit and your timely contribution to this conversation.

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        1. There are so many people within my neighborhood, peers, and family who are hauling out those old plans/ dreams of becoming an ex-pat and instead of dreaming crunching numbers and researching their options.

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    1. I am continuously surprised, once in awhile delighted, and always curious about the way big commercial growth and diverse ever expanding products/services offered by the New Age community in Sedona.

      US Government currently putting all my Woo Woo years of seeking zen, peace, love, inner calm to a rip roaring test.

      Give my best to Peggy, thank you for stopping by, and have yourselves an excellent weekend Curt.

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    1. The blueness of the sky here continues to just surprise and delight me every day. And oh how soothing to the eye the greenery on a summers day. Thank you for your kind words.

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  3. Thank you so much for the wonderful quote and stunning pictures. I think sometimes if people would just take the time they would realize that they don’t have to die to get to heaven. It’s right there in front of them. All they have to do is live on this beautiful living planet.

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