Winter in Yosemite National Park

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

Merced River

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.

Mule deer buck in antlers

Mule deer buck in antlers.

(To read more of Lou Murray’s environmental writing, see her weekly column, Natural Perspectives, in the Huntington Beach Independent at www.hbindependent.com /blogs_and_columns/)

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. 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.
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4 Responses to Winter in Yosemite National Park

  1. art predator says:

    Beautiful images…we love Yosemite in Winter, too! Friends are going next week but we have to wait until March to get away…

  2. Sharon says:

    Fantastic pics! Hope you’re feeling better.

  3. Hoiyin Ip says:

    Looks cold! Love the b/w and colorful sky!
    Best wishes to your recovery and new year!

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