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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Clouds and Bridalveil Falls~SkyWatch Friday, July 31, 2009

One morning hubby and I took this road to get a view of the falls. Clouds were developing over the mountains near Yosemite and continued to grow during the day. We didn't get any rain, but they added a nice contrast to the beautiful scenery. SkyWatch Friday for July 31, 2009.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yosemite waterfall~Watery Wednesday 072909

This waterfall was in full motion when we visited Yosemite National Park in June this summer. Watery Wednesday for July 29, 2009.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Yosemite pics~That's My World for 072809

Hubby and I continued our visit to Yosemite in June. We spent most of this day on the valley floor. That's My World for Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Waterfall~Scenic Sunday for July 26, 2009

After finally arriving in Merced for the night, hubby and I set out the next morning to go back into Yosemite National Park. There was so much water that we spotted this waterfall before we even arrived at the park! Scenic Sunday for July 26, 2009.

Friday, July 24, 2009

End of the day~SkyWatch Friday, July 24, 2009

At the end of the day we arrived in Yosemite, we FINALLY made it from the eastern entrance to Merced. While driving down the hill from the park, we could see a gorgeous sunset beginning to take place. Several other cars had pulled over at a turnout and people there were also taking photos of the sunset. Isn't it pretty? SkyWatch Friday for July 24, 2009. Sorry about the utility lines! I don't usually take photos with them showing, but there just wasn't an opportunity to get around them. We were on a turnout with a fairly steep drop-off!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

raindrops on lake and another waterfall! Yosemite trip

As we continued to drive through Yosemite National Park in June, we came across another lake and another waterfall.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Watery Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When we arrived in Yosemite National Park this past June, there were many waterfalls. We had never seen this many before! The park had just had a snow storm two weeks prior to our visit and there was plenty of snow still on the peaks. We enjoyed seeing the many waterfalls that the park had to offer. This one was just outside of Olmstead Point. Watery Wednesday for July 22, 2009.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Yosemite lake~That's My World 072109

On the road just west of Olmstead Point, in Yosemite National Park, we came upon this beautifully calm lake and stopped to take photos. Isn't the reflection clear? It had stopped sleeting by this point and we were able to continue down the road toward the valley floor. That's My World for Tuesday, July 21, 2009.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

We arrived in Yosemite National Park~Scenic Sunday for July 18, 2009

When we finally arrived in Yosemite National Park, in June, the clouds had lifted and it was no longer sleeting. The sun was peering through the clouds in the late afternoon. Here are some of the photos I took that afternoon. Scenic Sunday for June 18, 2009.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Storm clouds over Yosemite~SkyWatch Friday, July 17, 2009

As we crested Olmstead overlook, we saw these beautiful thunderheads at Yosemite National Park. SkyWatch Friday for July 17, 2009.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Yosemite forest~That's My World 071409

We found this delightful spring during our Yosemite trip. Northern California had a lot of rain this spring and Yosemite was full of waterfalls. That's My World for July 14, 2009.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Trees~Texture, Sunday Stills Challenge for July 12, 2009

We found these beautifully textured logs at the Mt. Whitney Portal when we were there in June. Sunday Stills Challenge for July 12, 2009.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sierras in the mist~Scenic Sunday July 5, 2009

As we drove toward the Sierras and the entrance to Yosemite, the weather worsened. This is what we saw. Scenic Sunday for July 5, 2009.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Explosive clouds~SkyWatch Friday, July 3, 2009

I am slowly coming back to the world after the shock of my mare's accidental death. While I miss Beauty tremendously, life must go on. I made a little memorial outside her corral. I miss her morning whinny when she saw me drive into the ranch.
We saw these clouds above the Sierras, outside of Yosemite, on our vacation mid-June. I thought they looked like an explosion. SkyWatch Friday for July 3, 2009.