Everyone has seen the icons of Yosemite, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan. There is more to this place. In early spring the dogwood blooms under the towering pines and cedars.
At Bridal Veil Falls, turn your back to that beauty and look to the east shoulder of El Capitan. There you will see Horse Tail Fall only during spring run off.
At the same place, look to your left to see what is actually the tallest fall in Yosemite. Since Ribbon Fall only flows in spring it doesn’t get that honor officially.
It’s ok to be inspired by Yosemite Falls but don’t overlook the majestic cliffs to the right.
Pull your eyes from Half Dome and appreciate the other domes above the Valley.
Don’t forget the meadows. This view to the west was one I especially appreciated. Usually there is so much air pollution coming into the valley from the San Joaquin that the sky and granite are washed with a gray haze.
Don’t be like me, always rushing around to see the next view, get the next picture. Emulate this woman and her dog, just enjoy being in the place, in the moment. Enjoy the grandeur and the peace of Yosemite.
Find more views of our wonderful world at My World Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.