Winter skies turn the Merced River into a monochrome scene.
Wish I could say that my long absence from my blog was due to our fantastic trip to Yosemite. It wasn’t. I’ve had the flu and have been coughing, coughing, coughing with no energy. I’m just now starting to crawl out of my sickbed and am now ready to post some pics of our pre-Christmas trip to Yosemite with son Scott, daughter-in-law Nicole, and the three grandbabies.
This will be a two-part post, the first one of the park and the second of our stay at Tenaya Lodge just outside the park’s southwestern entrance.
Our first view of Half Dome and Yosemite Valley on a rainy winter day.
Western cedars tower over the valley floor.
Bridal Veil Falls in the distance above the Merced River
El Capitan framed by evergreens and fog.Merced River overlook
Stormy skies to the west promise snowfall in the evening.
Every trip to Yosemite is different as the seasons, light and weather play a large role in how the park appears. While the park is known more for scenery than wildlife, mule deer and coyotes are readily seen.
I'm a retired medical researcher, retired professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I wrote a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent for many years. I also supervised environmental restoration projects and taught at the Orange County Conservation Corps before retiring in the summer of 2016. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks. I am also dedicated to combatting global climate change.
Beautiful images…we love Yosemite in Winter, too! Friends are going next week but we have to wait until March to get away…
Fantastic pics! Hope you’re feeling better.
Looks cold! Love the b/w and colorful sky!
Best wishes to your recovery and new year!
Hoiyin, Sharon, I’m still coughing, but I’m beginning to feel better at long last. Thanks for stopping by.