We booked a winter stay in Yosemite in advance several months ago, hoping we would get some fresh snow and great winter scenes. It seems that folks in the rest of the country have been hogging all the interesting weather this year and Yosemite had just some patchy snow remaining and no new snow in the forecast.
With clear skies in the forecast I thought I could at least get a picture of the golden light from the setting sun lighting up Horsetail falls. This effect, like a firefall, can only be seen in February or early March and if the setting sun is not obscured by clouds.
What's this? Clouds building in the west.
That's the life of the photographer, my camera and I will just have to return, seeking the perfect conditions for those great shots. Any time spent in Yosemite is magic, the photos are just a bonus.
See more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.