Half light of Tuolumne Meadows sunset


Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike. – John Muir

Today’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light, asks us to share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. Nothing speaks to me more than how I feel when I am in the mountains communing with nature.

This quote by fellow Scotsman, John Muir, really says it all to me. Not only does he laud beauty and nature (to him, one in the same), but he also spells out where we find our leisure spaces, as well as a place in which to pray.

I always feel closer to God when I am here in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park.

If you follow my blog, you know I am a mountain girl with a lot of wind and water thrown in to balance me out. Seeing the sunset captured in this photo from 2011 as my family and I sat on the granite seat of Lembert Dome, still brings the peace of nature’s grandeur.

As this post is published today, on Good Friday 2016, I am traveling to Yosemite now for a long Easter weekend of hiking, cycling, and pure leisure. (Yes, I only live 4 hours away from there).

Everyone needs beauty...and places to play in...

Easter blessings to you from Yosemite!


28 thoughts on “Communing in the Half-Light

  1. Your second entry (actually this was your first but I am reading from the top down) for the half-light challenge is just as gorgeous as your first (second) both in images and words.

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  2. Easter blessings to you Terri. I love nature and it always makes me feel so warm inside. These photos are beautiful and so peaceful. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us at #OvertheMoon.

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  3. My preference is for mountains, too, Terri, but I can more than make do with daily time in the parks around us. What a wonderful quote to go with your photo. You caught the sun in just the right spot.

    Happy Easter!


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