Sep 7, 2010

Monday Road Trip

Tomorrow is my big day. I've been a bit anxious about this surgery and trying to prepare emotionally has been my biggest obstacle. So to try and ease my stress level slightly, Peter and I decided to take advantage of having people here to babysit for us, (the grandparents) and head North to Sedona. I'm sure most of you know my love for Sedona!! :)

This was also the perfect opportunity to take my favorite vintage camera along with us. (This is one of my most asked questions, these photos are not photoshopped. They are true TTV photos. I use my digital Nikon to shoot through the view finder of the Anscoflex.) I'll admit I do look rather silly taking these photos, and I only had 3 people come up to me to ask what I was doing yesterday, but the end results are well worth it!

















We had breakfast at Tlaquepaque, and because it was a holiday yesterday the center was empty, perfect for taking lots of photos! Peter and I spent some time at our favorite fishing hole, and then went hiking through an area called Slide Rock. Sedona is also reffered to as "red rock country," and the rocks really are a beautiful shade a terra cotta. All in all, a very nice and relaxing day spent with my sweety sweetheart and exactly the escape I needed! Hope you enjoyed the photos from our little day-trip yesterday!

10 comments:

Michelle Wooderson said...

Tara, those are beautiful photos! I'm glad got a little get away before your surgery. Good luck with everything and I will say a little prayer for you.

Elisa1 said...

Hope everything goes well with you.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late to wish you good luck, but hope you're doing well!!! Sending positive, healing thoughts your way, girlie! Wishing you a speedy recovery!! Glad to see you got away beforehand...beautiful photos!
xo Kendle

danilouwho said...

wow, these are such lovely images. I'm glad you had such a relaxing day, so deserved!
I can't believe tomorrow is the day! I feel like we were just chatting about it being weeks away and I now I'm feeling guilty for not staying in better touch with you.
I've kinda enveloped into myself the past couple of weeks... I'm sure you know what I mean!

I'm going to be thinking of you all day. Good luck and good vibes and lots of love heading straight to you.

Antonia Krajicek said...

Your beautiful photos of those familiar places have me longing for Sedona now! My old camera actually met its demise at Slide Rock a few years ago when an older gentleman slipped and pulled me down with him. Ooops.

I hope only the best for you and your upcoming surgery. I can't begin imagine what you're going though. You've been brave to speak about it so openly on your blog.

Bonnie said...

what gorgeous photos! I love the effect the camera achieves!

Nia said...

What utterly divine photos! The colours are so vivid- I especially love the red rock.

All the best with your hospital appointment. Sending lots of love & good wishes your way!

Nicole Austin said...

what gorgeous photos! i love sedona, it holds a special place in my heart, too. i grew up in phoenix and as a teen, we'd take road trips up there a lot. went to college at nau. LOVE the contrast of red rocks and green trees! beautiful. good luck on your surgery. i wish you the best of health and a speedy recovery!

jek-a-go-go said...

fantastic photos! so, this is the place you were telling us about, i wish we had sneaked a peek when we were on our trip. darn! and slide rock looks even lower than it did when we were there. such a pretty place! sending you good healing vibes from the west coast. ~*~*~*~*~*smooch!

Polly McMillan Raymond said...

Love the effect you created with your technique - the photos look amazing! I too love Sedona - so very picturesque. Glad you got to spend some time relaxing. Wishing you well with the surgery and recovery. :)