I just returned from a 5 day photographic expedition to Moab, Utah, my first vacation in years when I had no responsibilities! Took lots of pictures of rocks, trees, amazing geological features like arches and spires, rock climbers, petroglyphs and even a pretty waterfall. I have 1,300 plus photos to sort through, and obviously a few kaleidoscopes will be made!
In the meantime I took a hike in Sedona while Michael was trying out a new easel and I spotted lots of wildflowers blooming in Sedona. Verbena, black footed daisies, indian paintbrush, basin bladderpod, london rocket and others. The best source of information about the plants, trees and flowers of the Verde Valley is this web site: http://www.naturesongs.com/vvplants/, I believe. I know what these flowering plants are, do you!