It is a rare and wonderful day when the crowds are shut out of this tourist Mecca by a winter snow closing all the roads. What was even better is I couldn't even leave, much the chagrin of my wife to also find downtown shopping closed down. These are desert conditions photographers that own jackets dream about. Winter is magic in Sedona Arizona as the blanket of snow is a frosty exclamation mark on your senses..
The juxtaposition of the frosting of deep winter upon the ochre sandstone buttes west of Airport mesa with its, snow laden pinion pines adding foreground interest with the warm colors of dawn competing for attention, is the most pleasant assault on commonality. Magic is made when snow meets desert. All of this inspires wonder whenever anyone sets eyes upon on these sandstone butts sculpted by when, weather and of course snow.