What a lovely Easter Sunday! My oldest son Jonathan is here to help me out for the next couple of weeks. We had a lovely drive south to Sedona where we took in the sights and enjoyed all the signs of spring that haven't yet arrived in Flagstaff! The lovely green meadows in Oak Creek Canyon were so beautiful!
We first headed toward Courthouse Wash where we hoped to take in a view of the rocks with the creek in the foreground, but there was such a wait to get into the park, that we turned around and instead enjoyed the view from a higher vantage point. Still a gorgeous view!
We stopped several places, but ended up spending most of our time further up Oak Creek Canyon where we had spotted some blooming trees. Once upon a time, the canyon was filled with orchards, mostly apple. Most of the orchards are long gone along with all the old houses and buildings, but the trees live on! We had a lovely little walk up a grassy valley to this amazing grove of wild cherry trees! The scent was amazing!
The sight of these pristine white blossoms against the lush green grass lifted my heart and lightened my spirit! What a perfect way to relax before my surgery!
While most of the apple trees were already done blooming, there were still some beautiful blossoms to behold!
Jonathan brought his beautiful dog Conrad along. What a joy to have them both here
Here's me, pre surgery! I've lost about 35 pounds so far in prep for surgery, still have a hundred pounds to loose!
I'll be taking a blog pause for the next week or so. Thanks so much for the prayers and well wishes for my surgery! It means so much to me!