It is time again for another Yosemite post. I never tire of this place and we try to visit at least twice a year.
In past years our Autumn visit has always found Yosemite Falls dry. The rocky ground in the high country from which this feature gets its water relies on snow melt. There is no soil to hold the moisture and release it slowly. Whether it was due to the heavy snow pack this year or the late summer thunderstorms, there was still water flowing over the falls.
It was a real treat for the late season tourists and for us as well.
Though not the thundering rush of spring I found the reduced flow to have a charm I don't experience in May or June.
Yosemite Falls was not the only place where water was unexpectedly present. The "lake" in Mirror Lake was gone as usual but there was still water flowing through on its way to join the Merced River.
One didn't have to look too hard to find a pool with a reflection.
It may have been the beginning of Autumn, but the park was filled with tourists from all around the world. I was pleased that for once these late season visitors had not missed out on some of Yosemite's best know wonders.
See more of our world at Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.