Monday, May 4, 2009

My Yosemite





Yosemite has always been a special part of my world.

Coming into the valley on highway 120 you get your first glimpse of the distant Bridalveil Falls near Cascade Creek.

I was about five when my parents first took me to Yosemite and we returned often. Here I am, dipping my foot in the Merced at housekeeping camp.

I can show you pictures, but how can I give you a sense of the place? I sure am no Ansel Adams but I will do my best.


The meadows and vast panoramas are part of Yosemite's charm.

Half Dome and the Merced River, of course.

The soaring cliffs that embrace you are another part of it's charm. In some places all you can see is up.

The water is another part, here Tanaya Creek flows out of Mirror Lake.

But for me, I think it is the quiet, still woods.

The way the light filters through the trees.

Shh, be still and listen. Hear the wind in the trees. Hear the thunder of the falls. Listen to the birds. Be still and you will know my Yosemite.
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32 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

HI,
Sucks! Am having a nostalgic moment while looking at your pix.

I was in CA 2 yrs ago and Yosemite was one of the list of our tour. Of course, love the scenery specially the bridal falls. Those huge rocks, seems fell on me when I was standing beside §:-))

Thanks for sharing and open my thoughts again.

Wonderful!

P.S.
I stayed at my cousins house in Lemoore, not too far from Yosemite.

Vagabonde said...

came to your blog from Sylvia from over the Hill – love your pictures and envy your being so close to Yosemite. In the 60’s we live in San Francisco and would go to the park; but it is very far from us now.

Ginnymo said...

I can see why you love it there Martha. What beautiful pictures!!! Never been that far west myself. But I did get to the top of Pike's Peak once!! Ha! Great post!!!

Diane C. said...

Sweet picture of you enjoying Yosemite as a youngster. I can see how much you love that place through your images. The woods are my favorite, so peaceful and at the same time, alive.

SandyCarlson said...

What an impressive place! I would love to see it sometime. Thanks for the virtual tour.

Carver said...

This was a wonderful sequence of shots of Yosemite. I definitely got a feel for it from this post. I love the shot of you as a girl.

fishing guy said...

Martha: Thanks for sharing your memories and photos of Yosemite.

itsnotjustapicture said...

i have fond memories of many trips to yosemite...camping along the merced...walking in the meadows...watching the wildlife. it is a very special place...like nothing else.

koala said...

It's lovely and surely a place I'd like to visit one day.

Laurieluc said...

those are beautiful. My dad still talks about his visit to Yosemite. It is one of his favorite places. I, unfortunately have never had the pleasure...on my list though!

Have a great week!

Me and my puppies said...

on my long list of places to visit,

Carver said...

Hi Martha, Me again. I wanted to thank you for your comment on mine and say that I'm glad your husband did get a biopsy done. Take care, Carver

ewok1993 said...

thanks for showing me Yosemite thru your eyes/lens. it's one of my fave places to visit.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Interesting place to visit. Thanks for sharing.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

W. Latane Barton said...

Martha, I didn't see an email link so I could contact you and I just hope you see this. Your comment on my Journey Through Alzheimers just made me feel so loved and cared for and how I missed my blogging friends and how much I talk to them each day is beyond me. One of those pity-party days I guess. But, you and so many others are my friends and I could not make it without you. Thank you so much for your continued support. Love you.

Guy D said...

All these shots are excellent Martha, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Martha said...

Just beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Yosemite is one of my favorite places, too! and your photos are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Janie said...

I love this post! I think you captured Yosemite's essence very well. Your love for the place shows in the photos you chose. I've been there once, and I'd love to go back someday.

Pam said...

Yosemite is without a doubt one of the most majestic places in the USA. I loved our trip there. Everyone should see this marvelous wonder of nature...

Indrani said...

I had a wonderful tour of your world! Thanks for sharing.

Lew said...

One of my favorite places since seeing Ansel Adams photos of Yosemite when I was a kid. We visited in 1990. Your post brings back fond memories! What a treat to get to visit this beautiful valley often. Thansk for sharing your world!

magiceye said...

thank you for showing of magnificent yosemite!

antigoni said...

Lovely memories and moments of a very beautiful place.

uncleawang said...

Lovely shot,that is great yosemite.I've never seen its like here in my country.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Simply irrestible and beautiful. All awesome pictures Martha.

Together We Save said...

These pictures took my breath away. I hope I can visit someday.

aguthrieimages said...

I am so jealous!
I have lived in Calif all my life even spent time in this area and have never seen Yosemite! Your post was marvelous....

http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/05/05/thats-my-world-tuesday-grins-and-gripes/

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures, thanks. I really liked the last. I'm a sucker for any kind of path or trail.

Barb said...

Lovely post,Martha - when you care about a place, it shows in the pictures you choose to share & the words you use to describe. You've shown & told us what a special place Yosemite is. I can't even pick which picture I like best - all were great!

Jedediah said...

Oh, Yosemite is such a great place. It was one of my favourites when I visited the USa few years ago and I'd love to return. Your pictures capture its beauty very well.

Owlfarmer said...

More nostalgic goodies from Martha! These are wonderful. Watching the new Ken Burns series is a real whack on the side of the head--making one realize that we could have lost much of this stuff without the Big Idea--national parks. Thanks for the reminder of what a terrific place Yosemite is.