What Do You Receive in Your Walk with Nature?

In every walk with nature...Muir

In every walk with nature...Muir

If you have followed my blog recently, you recall that I recently (re)-visited Yosemite National Park on Easter weekend.

You also may or may not know that this was my 24th visit to the park. Why yes, I rather do consider it my backyard. I am fortunate to live three hours’ drive away.

This view is from the Hwy 41 and offers visitors a stunning view known as “Inspiration Point.” Here you see El Capitan on your left, Half Dome in the middle with a bit of snow on its crown, then Bridalveil Falls to the right.

I typically visit Yosemite in the summer time, so I was more than excited to visit in early Spring and witness the thundering waterfalls and snow on the highest reaches. The valley’s elevation is at 4000 feet while the peaks reach elevations at about 7500 feet. The temperature got to 74 degrees in the valley during the day, but all roads leading to Glacier Point and Tioga Pass were closed due to high levels of snow (a good thing!).

I personally have seen this view more times now than I can count and I never grow tired of it. The dusting of snow was extra special.

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” John Muir


I hope you are as awe-inspired by the magnificence of Yosemite as I am. I also tried my hand at the same photo in black and white, too!

Which one do you like?


This Landscape photo is for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

37 Comments on “What Do You Receive in Your Walk with Nature?

  1. I’m sure if i was 3 hours out of Yosemite I’d be there all of the time! Both photos are great but I prefer the color one.


  2. I have only visited once, on my 25th wedding anniversary. I would love to go again. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit. Pinned and shared.

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  3. Wow..this is a very inspiring post. You give us insights on seeking the intangible things while travelling or even just a brief encounter with nature.
    Thank you so much for sharing this. I love everything about this post.
    I wish I could see this beauty someday.

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  4. Sooooo gonna put that place on Our List! Can’t believe we live in the west, and I’ve never been there! It’s stunning, and I can’t wait to experience it. Your photo is beautiful…I choose the color one, because it shows the splashes of color in the trees! So lovely!

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  5. They’re both lovely and the black and white shot is quite dramatic but I do love the colors in the first. Beautiful post. Would love to visit one day.

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  6. I’m glad you enjoyed the dusting of snow. We had a dusting of snow this morning and I was NOT amused! We are all wondering if spring will ever get here…

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  7. I’ll have to dig out my shots of Yosemite again. I’m sure I have the very same shot. I know I even managed to get a photo of a bear while we were driving through.
    Both beautiful photos but, because of the landscape, the colour one wins hands down for me.
    Here’s to the 25th visit, Terri.

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  8. So beautiful…sigh.
    I’ve had the good fortune to visit twice, both times in late summer. It just leaves me wanting more. I’d love to go back earlier in the season when the falls are all roaring to spend an entire week hiking and taking pics.
    You are sooo lucky 🙂

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  9. I love the color. No artist can really CREATE such color tho they may copy 🙂 Should put Yosemite onto my wish list. … 24 visits and still not tired. That is inspiring !!

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  10. An inspiring place to visit – and very fitting that you have a John Muir quote. I like the difference between the two shots – the bnw is very powerful – speaks in brooding tones and the waterfall really pops. The colour landscape hints maybe of turning seasons? Autumn perhaps?

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  11. Beautiful shots. While both are amazing, I like the brightness and splashes of color in the first one 🙂 I would love to visit Yosemite. It’s vastness is amazing.

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