Spring in Yosemite: March 25-28, 2004
- Yosemite Falls competes with the morning fog - this is the view from the Yosemite Lodge parking lot, practically the view from my room.
- Rushing creek in the woods near Bridalveil Falls.
- This time of year, the creek roars by, icy cold and clattering. The trees have seen it all before.
- Bridalveil Falls, from the visitor's lookout - horribly overexposed. Some day I need to learn how to use my camera in manual mode.
- The mist at the foot of the falls.
- El Capitan shrugging off the morning mist.
- Now, what caught my eye was the triangle of trees over the triangle of stone. The sun is waking us all up.
- Half Dome with touches of snow still nearby.
- The massive stone entry way to the Ahwahnee is dwarfed by the natural stone face in back.
- 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.
- 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.
- The miracle that is Yosemite waterfall.
- I believe this is Yosemite Falls?
- One mo' agin.
- 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.
- 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.
Last modified: April 15, 2004