Spring in Yosemite: March 25-28, 2004

  1. Yosemite Falls competes with the morning fog - this is the view from the Yosemite Lodge parking lot, practically the view from my room.

  2. Rushing creek in the woods near Bridalveil Falls.

  3. This time of year, the creek roars by, icy cold and clattering. The trees have seen it all before.

  4. Bridalveil Falls, from the visitor's lookout - horribly overexposed. Some day I need to learn how to use my camera in manual mode.

  5. The mist at the foot of the falls.

  6. El Capitan shrugging off the morning mist.

  7. Now, what caught my eye was the triangle of trees over the triangle of stone. The sun is waking us all up.

  8. Half Dome with touches of snow still nearby.

  9. The massive stone entry way to the Ahwahnee is dwarfed by the natural stone face in back.

  10. The back of the Ahwahnee Hotel, up against the huge rock face that towers above the hotel. This picture doesn't convey the sense of being a puny little being in the face of that massive stone mountain.

  11. Ranger Erik seranades a group of hardy hikers at 7 a.m. in the below freezing weather - the song was some sort of bird song - we were to set to go on an hour and a half bird walk.

  12. The miracle that is Yosemite waterfall.

  13. I believe this is Yosemite Falls?

  14. One mo' agin.

  15. It's not until I look at the photos that I realize how starkly blue the sky, how frothy white the falls, how granite the stone. Yosemite is a poem.

  16. Half Dome in twilight. Or early morn. I don't remember! The stone endures the coming and going of the light and the hikers, day after day.

Marianne Mueller
Last modified: April 15, 2004