Yosemite At Last . . .
Or farewell winter . . .
Last days of May are fading fast. Here in New York summer has muscled its bossy way in, firmly shutting the door on any leftover spring gentility. As for winter? So long ago already. Yet, only two weeks ago, in the hills surrounding Yosemite National Park, we woke to falling snow.
The story of our attempts to get to Yosemite are long and detailed. I know where to begin, but, with so many elements involved, I just don’t know where to end. Soon I shall put them down in a narrative of pen and ink in order for me to bring form and order to the events. Until then, some pictures to tell part of the story.
We began our journey in Los Angeles, driving to Death Valley before venturing to Yosemite on our way to San Francisco. A week-end break! These photos were taken through the car window on the journey through Nevada, Death Valley behind us, Yosemite ahead.
Late March, 2011
May 14, 2011. Another week-end, another attempt!
So, with one final fall of snow the following day, we bid farewell to the forever that was winter, grateful to have felt the precariousness of nature’s wild fury and whimsical contrariness.
To paraphrase Gerard Manley Hopkins, the world is truly charged with the grandeur of nature.
I miss seasons. Down here in coastal Georgia it’s hot in the spring and fall, warm in the winter with about 2 weeks of 30 degree weather, then hotter than the blazes of Hades in the summer. May 25th, it hit 100 degrees. Not a good omen for the rest of the summer.
I love the pictures. Beautiful scenery.
Have been thinking of you down there in that Georgia heat while I have been “suffering” here in the high 80’s. I am not sure if I prefer dry or humid heat (both as bad as each other if you ask me).The seasons are so lovely. Keep cool down there!
What a great picture journal. I’ve always wanted to tour all of the American National Parks. Wouldn’t that be fun?
It would be so much fun to do, there is so much to see! You never know, one day you might be setting out to do what you have always wanted to do. Good luck and thank you so much for your kind words!
Absolutely gorgeous and so stunning but I found it so difficult taking any photos. If I could be there, on my own, simply to take it all in, I am sure I would come away with better memories than anything I could hope to capture with my camera.
“So, with one final fall of snow the following day, we bid farewell to the forever that was winter, grateful to have felt the precariousness of nature’s wild fury and whimsical contrariness.”
Gorgeous prose, tribute to G.M.H.’s sprung rhythms?