sedona: Almost Speechless Sundays ~ A Squirrel's Life the 1st Day of Fall! - 09/22/19 08:25 AM
Fall In Sedona
A Wonderful Time of Year!
Fall Splendor! 
My favorite time of year has arrived. The weather is always perfect. Crisp air in the AM, sunny and high 70ºs to low 80ºs.  Fall color won't start in Sedona until late October or early November and usually goes through Thanksgiving. 
Hiking and Tourism
We are already seeing more tourists and more hiking. The temps start out in the high 40ºs.  Just two weeks ago the lows were in the low 60ºs! However, we will not see freezing temps for quite some time, usually around Thanksgiving. 
 
Squirrel Bandit!
 
During the fall or autumn season, our squirrels like to … (36 comments)

sedona: Sedona is having a NONsoon! - 08/25/19 05:28 PM
It seems Mother Nature has taken a "Raincheck"!
 
The "NONsoon" - Monsoon Update
 
I am disappointed to say that the image above is from June of 2016. So far, Central and Northern Arizona are having a "NONsoon" this summer.  In 2018 during June, July, and August, my husband's weather station recorded 6.16 inches of rain.  So far in the same period, we have had only 1.65 inches and 1.59 inches came on one day! A quick update on September 1st, 2019.  The total rain in August was 0.61 inches which adds to the 2 month total with 2.20 inches of rain.  A significant drop … (27 comments)

sedona: How is the Sedona 86336 Real Estate Market Doing? - 08/06/19 08:09 PM
Sedona Arizona 86336 Weekly Real-Time Market Report 2019Courtesy of Sheri Sperry
 
Crescent Moon Park 
 
Single Family Home Stats 
90 Day Trends (May 2, 2019, to Aug 2, 2019) 
 
Median List Price - decreased from $952,403 to $873,153
(7 Day Average moved to $872,000)
Average Days on Market (DOM) - increased from 199 to 201 DOM
(7 Day Average increased to 231) - The top quadrant is driving the DOM higher. It is at 330 days. It must be noted that the top tier is at $1.84 million as a median price. 
Inventory - increased from 117 to 183
(7 Day Average and overall average is increasing to 196)
 
How's The Market?
Market Action Index - decreased from 28 to a 20 - … (22 comments)

sedona: Sedona - July Weather Summary - Monsoon is here! - 08/03/19 06:46 PM
Top Image: Slight Rainbow during Monsoon - 
Sedona July Weather Summary
Monsoon
July 2019
Sedona weather for July 2019 had below average temps and had some rain at the very end of the month (1.53”). This is less than normal for July. Last July 2018, we had 3.57”. El Niño conditions may still be showing some influence. We have had a total of 30 days over 90º and 13 days over 100º. Interestingly, we had one day under 80º because of the monsoon. Everything really cooled off. Last year at this time we had 31 days over 90º and 12 days over 100º. Our overall … (35 comments)

sedona: Speechless Sundays - Symmetry In Nature - 07/22/19 06:37 AM
 
Mother-in-law's Cushion
 
 
Otherwise, know as Golden Barrel Cactus or Golden Ball.  It is a well-known species of cactus found in east-central Mexico.  This plant has become endangered in the wild.  As you can see, the Golden Barrel Cactus is being used throughout the desert-scape of Arizona as an architectural accent plant. You will find these in many desert gardens. They do not like excessive water and do well in winter above 50º, however, they can withstand temps down to 15º for short periods. 
 
 
 
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sedona: It's All About Sedona Rainbows These Last 10 Years... - 07/12/19 05:21 PM
 
My Sedona 10 Year Journal of Life
As I look back 10 years in the past, a rainbow comes to mind.  Every time I see a rainbow, I stop and watch it as long as I can.  Rainbows remind me of the awesome power of Mother Nature and how the rain is ending and there are sunny days ahead. Rainbows are just out of our reach and each one reminds me of how magical our journey on this earth is. 
Each year there are note-worthy rainbows that hold a memorable Pot o' Gold at the end. 
This quote is how I look at life as well as the … (39 comments)

sedona: Enter Stage Left...Monsoon 2019 Is Here! What Is Arizona In For? - 06/18/19 09:53 AM
 Monsoon 2019!An Arizona Summer Weather PhenomenonBell Rock Sedona - Thunderhead Increasing
Quick Note: Every year I update this post with current information, for the most part, the science does not change, but climatic conditions vary from year to year. Sedona weather readings are gathered from the Cottages at Coffeepot weather station located in Soldiers Pass, Sedona Arizona. 
Monsoon is a season - Sedona, AZ - First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of monsoon because the monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.
 
Areas of the … (36 comments)

sedona: Throwback and Thankful Thursday - How I Ended Up In Arizona... - 06/05/19 09:01 PM
Lake Mojave Arizona 1984
 
I only saw these for the first time a couple of days ago! 
Lake Mojave pronounced (Lake Moe-HA- vee)
(image above) 1974 Bubble Nose 18' Jacuzzi Jet 460 CID Lincoln engine 
 
Out of the Blue...
I got a message with these two pics on Tuesday.  I had to share them. We don't have many pictures of our boat moving on the lake or the Colorado River. So these are pretty special. 
This might be the only image... (Above)
Yes, that is me piloting the boat! In the back of the boat is my youngest son who is turning 40 Tuesday along with my high school friend's … (40 comments)

sedona: A First Hike and Sedona Easter with Happy Wishes To All - 04/20/19 07:51 PM
Happy Easter!
 
Easter is a time for renewal...
"The beautiful spring came, and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also"  Harriet Ann Jacobs
 
Easter is reminiscent of a child's innocence...
 
 
"Children are the hands by which we take hold of Heaven." - Henry Ward Beecher
 
 
Tristan and the Sphinx - Saturday 4/20/19
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This trail is a 10-minute walk behind our home. It is the first time Tristan was out of the backpack and climbed to the top on his own power.  A pretty impressive feat for a 3-year-old! His dad is a very skilled rock climber. 
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The video below is poor … (27 comments)

sedona: Happy Sedona Spring 2019! - 03/20/19 06:40 PM
Happy Sedona Spring!
It's Here!
Finally, spring has sprung!  At least in a big part of the country.  Last year, 26 days were above 60º.  Eleven days were above 70º and one day made it to 81º.  This was actually much cooler than March of 2017.  There were 17 days above 70º in 2017.  But Mother Nature does not wait around. 
If Mother Nature has not given you the opportunity to thaw out yet, well, I hope it comes soon for you. It is nice to see all the flowers starting to bloom and the fruitless plums with their blossoms all along the SR89A which is Sedona's main … (37 comments)

sedona: What happened to our Sedona Spring? - 02/17/19 03:47 PM
The Sedona Spring Is On Hold!
Today I woke up to a light dusting of the fluffy white stuff. You can just see a little snow on Coffeepot Rock in the picture above. For the last couple of days, we have been getting nothing but winter storm warnings on the news, as messages on the emergency network. We will see what materializes. 
Our spring real estate selling season starts on February 15th.  Sedona will be extremely busy from now until after the 4th of July weekend. By now, our fruit trees are blooming (normally).
The temp on February 17th one year ago was 64º! … (23 comments)

sedona: Sedona Polite Snow - Does It Exist? - You be the judge... - 02/12/19 05:47 PM
 
Sedona Snow....It's just different!
 
The 6 Hour Difference
Two images taken 6 hours apart.  The first was shot at around 8 am at 23º!  There was about 2 inches on my windshield but the backyard had fluffy white stuff at about 1/2 inch. The bottom picture was taken 6 hours later at around 2 pm and 45º. 
This cold front has lingered enough to keep some snow and ice in the shaded areas that the sun does not reach. Some of the red rocks also still have some snow as I was driving today. 
Humidity Causes Evaporation
All in all, this is more normal than not.  Snow … (31 comments)

sedona: A True Love Story - Sedona Style! Where Love and Dreams Come True - 02/11/19 07:01 PM
Entry - Love is in the Air - Lisa Von Domek 
 
A True Love Story - Sedona Style!
 
Homes are Where Love and Dreams Come True...
 
 Top of Bell Rock
It was November 2014, and my son met the love of his life on a rock climbing adventure up to the top of Bell Rock. He was the guide.  They hit it off, and Samantha had to leave on the rest of her journey before heading back to Switzerland. 
Christmas 2014
My son broke the first of many news items to come.  He was leaving the next day for Switzerland to see if what they had was real. He … (32 comments)

sedona: Wordless Wednesday - No Words Needed! - 01/02/19 02:14 PM
 
What the New Year Looks Like In Sedona... 
Purity is very fragile when it takes physical manifestation. It is very, very strong in its original aspect.     
Frederick Lenz
 
  Sedona Homes For Sale
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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle, are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market. 
You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you … (23 comments)

sedona: Merry Christmas from the Red Rocks of Sedona! - 12/24/18 07:59 PM
 
Merry Christmas!
from
Sedona Arizona
I want to wish all a very happy and Merry Christmas.  As we are about to finish another year, take time to be with your friends and family. Celebrate all the hard work you put in over this past year. You deserve it. 
As you ring in the new year I wish that all your dreams and goals come true.  Laugh and have fun and pass that gift of laughter to someone you love and share a smile with someone who needs it.
This quote somes up how I feel about Christmas....
 
The best of all gifts around any Chrismas tree is the presence of … (23 comments)

sedona: Cold Moon Setting On Thunder Mountain... - 12/24/18 04:44 PM
 
Cold Moon Setting On Thunder Mountain...
 
 
If you had a chance to see my blog post "The Joy of Life..." which I posted on December 23rd, you might have caught how my home sets east and west with wall to wall windows.  This gives those inside the home the ability to see the sun and moon rise and set, all year long.
Today was one of those days I looked out to see the sun rising on Thunder Mountain. Thunder Mountain sits to the west and I can see the reverse sunrise on Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock. I happened to notice the sun … (19 comments)

sedona: Will Sedona Arizona Surpass 300 Days of Sunshine For 2018? - 12/06/18 08:36 AM
Sedona November 2018 Weather Summary 
Courtesy of Sedona-Weather.comand
 
 November 2018 to 2017 Weather ComparisonThis was Sedona's 3rd coldest November in the last 9 years. If you compare this November to last year (see 2017 chart below), You will see that Thanksgiving Day was above 80º in 2017.  Though this is quite unusual, Sedona had 19 days over 70º in 2017 but only 5 days over 70º this year.  Eleven days dipped below 32º in the early morning hours.
Mild Winter MonthsThe 2017 Chart was changed in 2018 to make it easier to see where the temperature falls daily by month. Everyone has a different … (12 comments)

sedona: I Am Grateful For NO Time Change In Arizona! - 11/04/18 12:18 AM
Post 3: Ten Gratitude Posts - courtesy of Debbie Reynolds 
 
There Is No Time Change in Arizona or Hawaii on November 4th!
Island Territories Also Do Not Observe DST
Areas such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not 
observe DST. 
 
The One Exception In Arizona....
 
The Navajo Nation observes Daylight Savings Time. This affects areas especially in Northern Arizona.  So, they set their clocks back today!
 
Do You Really "Gain" Sleep?
 
As the rest of the country prepares to "gain" an hour of sleep.  Arizona and Hawaii will have a normal day as always.  No clocks are moved backward during Fall or forward during Spring.  I put quotes … (20 comments)

sedona: I Am Grateful For The Seasons of Sedona Arizona - 11/02/18 12:18 PM
Post 2: Ten Gratitude Posts - courtesy of Debbie Reynolds 
The Seasons of Sedona
 Anyone who follows me, knows that I love our weather. In Sedona, we get real change in the seasons.  As much as I love seasonal changes, I am still a lightweight when it comes to cold weather.  This is probably why I enjoy this time of year so much. Our seasons are mild and our humidity is low. It is humid air that makes warm air feel stiffling and it is moisture in the cold air that brings a chill to the bones.  We get neither of those conditions which makes me extremely grateful. … (18 comments)

sedona: Almost Speechless Sunday - A Not So Familiar Sedona Sunrise... - 10/14/18 03:27 PM
 
A Not So Familiar Sedona Sunrise 
Coffeepot Rock at Sunrise 
We have had over 6 inches of rain so far in October mainly because of 2 Pacific Hurricanes. 
Second highest monthly total in 9 years. The air is saturated at 99%. 
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  Sedona Homes For Sale
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Sedona & Verde Valley events, happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle, are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market. 
You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I … (25 comments)

 
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