|Naturalist at Red Rock State Park in Sedona.|
|A desert duck!|
|Twisted branches in Red Rock State Park.|
Speaking of desert plants, the banana yucca (below) is well adapted to living in the desert. Its curved leaves collect water and funnel it down to the root system, making the most of scant desert rain.
The prickly pear cactus, below, provides food for javelinas as well as prickly pear nectar for margaritas. This is one of the most widespread cacti in the area.
Sedona is especially known for its spectacular red rock formations. We hiked through the areas pictured below yesterday and watched dramatic clouds pile up. Later in the evening it rained a bit. (Average annual rainfall here is 12.56 inches.)
As I've said before, everywhere you look in Sedona offers picture postcard views. Hope you enjoy these.
Have a colorful day