Red Rock Crossing: a small park just south and a little west of Sedona, AZ where would-be photographers (dummies like me) sometimes go to catch late afternoon light on an amazing rock formation called Cathedral Rock. If it’s not too windy you can even include a beautiful reflection of the structure in Oak Creek. As I’ve done a few times over the past few years.
But it’s also just a nice place to hang out. Usually, there are more “locals” here than tourists, and they’re not taking pictures. They’re just enjoying the place. As I said, Oak Creek flows through the park and even this early in the season you’ll see kids playing in the water (can you imagine doing that in western NY this week?).
On this particular day, that’s what we were doing. Just walking up and down Oak Creek. Yes, it was nice to look at Cathedral Rock but who needs another photograph? I’ve got enough of the entire Sedona area to cover all of my wall space at home. And then we discovered the cairns. Near the back of the park they were everywhere. Hundreds and hundreds of little rock towers. It must have been quite a project for whoever built them.
In the middle of one group of cairns was this amazingly athletic young woman who was doing all kinds of interesting exercises (yoga, maybe?) with her boyfriend (or spouse or significant other or whatever). When she slowly rose into this perfect head-stand I had to take some pictures. I doubt I’ll ever hang this one on a wall, but I do like it.