-...it still seems above all others the Range of Light.- john muir

The Glow from “The Range of Light”

Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon in which a horizontal reddish glow is observed on the horizon opposite to the sun. Tuolumne Meadows, in the Eastern Sierra Nevada’s high country of Yosemite National Park, is the place to witness the amazing alpenglow at sunset. The phenomenon often lingers for several minutes after the sun has completely…

Students hanging out in the trees

Playing in the Trees

Mid-October finds me longing for trees decked out in Autumn splendor. Here in Northern California, as the nights get cooler and the day time temps hover in the upper 70s, the leaves have a couple more weeks to go before we see significant color changes. For now, as I post for Sunday Trees hosted by…

Fun with Photography

Drinking It All In

I thought I would have some fun with this challenge using a photo of myself appearing to drink up Yosemite Falls. “When you drink in nature through your senses, you deepen your awareness of the great silent intelligence flowing through all things. You nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you connect to the divine…

Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will. Quote by Vernon Howard

Do You Walk a Pedestrian Path?

When simply walking won’t do! The word Pedestrian brings to mind someone walking along a path, sidewalk, or street. It also means “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull,” according to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. In my leisure perspective, pedestrians are also found hiking on trails, climbing a vertical wall, traversing a beam 40 feet up in the…

Quote by John Muir "Opening a Thousand Windows"

Opening a Thousand Windows

While the featured image is not your typical glass-pained window, the frame of the pine trees yields a glorious view of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. “Oh these vast, calm measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God.” John Muir For all its natural…

Layers of Yellow Leaves

Layers of Autumn

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I’m sharing these photos of layers of leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready. I got some good news this…

Colorful Cabin Door

Cabin Doors of Lake Tahoe

What is a blogger to do when there is no Weekly Photo Challenge scheduled this week? Why, post for Thursday Doors, of course! Back in July (seems so long ago now), we stayed with friends in their cabin near the west shore of Lake Tahoe. It was another endlessly hot weekend in the Sacramento Valley,…