Looking Down on Sedona, Arizona, from the Mogollon Rim

Lucky for me, I have people in my life who insist I unplug every once in a while. Instead of staring at a computer screen for the last few days, I looked down on from a campsite on the Mogollon Rim near the East Pocket Lookout. East Pocket is about 11 1/2 miles from my house as the crow flies, but with a car it’s 35 miles and takes an hour and a half to drive because some silly canyons and forests get in the way. Still, when you get there, you’re rewarded with this:

View from East Pocket

Not too shabby, eh?

Camping during monsoon season in Northern Arizona is always a bit iffy, and the weather worried us at first, especially when we got HAILED ON during the drive. At one point, things became a wee bit more concerning as we watched a storm roll in,

Storm over Sedona

but luckily it kept its distance.

I missed out on seeing and photographing the javelina that trotted by our campsite, but I did manage to take a portrait of a little friend we made

Horned Toad

Horned toad somewhat annoyed at being fondled and photographed

and indulge my love of Lupinus arizonicus.

Although we did finally get rained on our last morning, I reminded myself that rain creates all sorts of loveliness, big and small,

and clouds make for really good sunsets.

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