Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Thursday, June 23, 2011

Western Sierra~Yosemite~Nature Notes~~062311






For this trip, hubby decided we would drive up the side of the western Sierra and then cross over to the eastern Sierra via the Sonora Pass, since the Tioga Pass was still closed. We'd never been over the Sonora Pass and we figured there would still be a lot of snow there, and there was. But, on this afternoon, we headed into Yosemite from the west and figured we'd go as far as we could, daylight permitting. And, the park didn't disappoint us. From the beautiful purple wildflowers blooming, to placid lakes, and lush meadows...ahhh...Yosemite! To see other participants, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/

6 comments:

Carver said...

You took some wonderful shots in the beautiful park.

Gaelyn said...

Ah, so lush. I haven't been to Yosemite in over 40 years. Must be time. Maybe this fall.

KT said...

ahhh...Yosemite you are right! We had a magical few days there a number of years ago. It is on our list to return.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Going to Yosemite has been on my "to do list" for a very long time. Thanks for posting pictures -perhaps this will be the year I finally get there.
Great information - no doubt you had a great time!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh how I would love to visit and I am so happy to see photos of your trip...sigh....Michelle

Leora said...

One day we will go to Yosemite - this looks so tempting!