Silent Sunday - Sedona's Thunder Mountain and a Waning Beaver Moon

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock Intersect with the Beaver Moon

Waning Beaver Moon Setting Over Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona real estate needs - 928.274.7355

In the 20 years I have lived in Sedona, this is only the second time I have caught the moon setting in the cradle of Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock.  This happens only in the fall from my vantage point in the Cottages At Coffeepot, Sedona.  Conditions need to be perfect. 

Sedona Harvest Moon Setting over Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock 2011 - For all your Sedona real estate needs call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

The above photo was taken in late September 2011 with a Canon 5D Mark II full-frame camera on a tripod and a Sigma zoom lens. 

"I always look up at the Moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos."

Tom Hanks

Beaver Moon setting in the Cottages at Coffeepot - - For all your Sedona real estate needs call Sheri Sperry at 928.274.7355

This photo was taken with a hand-held iPhone 11 Pro Max with digital zoom at 10:07 am on Dec 2, 2023. 

Panorama View of Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock 

Thunder Mountain and Coffeepot Rock from my driveway - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona and Verde Valley real estate needs at 928.274.7355

The above image is from my driveway in October 2017

Close-up while hiking of Thunder Mountain - - Call Sheri Sperry for all your Sedona and Verde Valley real estate needs at 928.274.7355

Above - Hiking on a trail below Coffeepot Rock...

Trivia

Sedona was a second home for Walt Disney. He did not live far from Thunder Mountain.

 The iconic ride "Thunder Mountain" was named for the Sedona mountain of the same name.  This image may give those who have had the opportunity to ride the coaster in Disneyland an idea of how the ride was developed.  

 

Comments (39)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That is a wondrous picture of the Beaver Moon and such a contrast. I always appreciate the great photography you share with us 🙂

Dec 08, 2023 03:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dec 09, 2023 07:07 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sheri. Nothing like your sharing of awesome photos of the views you have daily to make many of us envious. Keep them coming. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Dec 10, 2023 05:40 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Your photos are amazing. As for the trivia, I did not know that!

Dec 10, 2023 06:42 AM
Shelly Russon
Momentum - Kaysville, UT
Utah's Hometown Realtor

Beautiful pictures! We have been contemplating a visit to Sedona soon.

Dec 10, 2023 06:52 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Awesome capture of the moon, Sheri, the Thunder Mountain fact is very interesting to know! Thanks to Kathy's feature, I caught this post.

Dec 10, 2023 10:55 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

A great capture of the moon taking a rest on the cleft of the mountains, Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10, 2023 04:45 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's beautiful Sheri Sperry - MCNE® . I am glad Kathy Streib sent us over here. It is a great feeling knowing you got that perfect shot. The other photos show your patience in waiting for the right moment.

Dec 10, 2023 04:52 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you so much Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - This goes both ways.  I always enjoy your photos as well. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:16 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thanks so much Roy for your support. I do appreciate it. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:17 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Kathy Streib - Thank you so much for featuring my post.  I do enjoy sharing these photos, and you help others see this as well. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:18 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - Thank you.  I am so very blessed with this red rock landscape.  It still amazes me. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:19 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - Thank you.  As for Thunder Mountain, we went to Disneyland a lot.  So I put it together pretty fast.  I saw the street Disney Lane.  I started doing the research.  As with many people, his Sedona home was a vacation home for him and his family.  It was rumored that he could see Thunder Mtn from his living room.  The home stayed in his family for many years after his death. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:29 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Shelly Russon - Thank you for checking out the pics.  I appreciate you stopping by. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - Thank you.

I am glad you were able to catch it from Kathy's blog. Have a great day. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:33 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 - This is rare because of the orbit, seasons, and timing.  I was happy to capture it. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:35 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Bob "RealMan" Timm - As you probably know, sometimes you have to wait for the right image.  There have been a lot of instances that we have to wait for the sun to go down to get a great twilight image. 

Dec 11, 2023 02:42 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Great photos, Sherry. And I learned something, too. I had never heard of a "Beaver Moon" so I searched the Internet and now I know.

Dec 16, 2023 02:03 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  loved your photos and the post, what more can I say:)Endre

Dec 16, 2023 11:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s: you and I chatted about the Beaver Moon the other day:)Endre

Dec 16, 2023 11:44 PM