Sunday, March 4, 2012

What a Difference a Day (or Two) Makes

Each year we try to take a Winter trip to Yosemite.  Since the reservations are made far in advance we never know what the weather will be like.  This year we had quite a variety during our three day visit.  I found I had taken similar shots on different days so I paired some of them to show the contrast.
Monday was cold with blowing clouds and a few snow flurries.
Tuesday was beautiful and mostly sunny.  After a morning walk up to Mirror Lake we drove to Tunnel View in the Afternoon.  We were just in time to catch a bit of a rainbow on the distant Bridal Veil Falls.
Wednesday was a different story, we awoke to a Winter Wonderland.
The cliffs and waterfalls had faded behind a curtain of white.

This is what I saw in our world last week, to see what others saw visit Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by     Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.

23 comments:

Gaelyn said...

It's nice to see Yosemite in winter, when you can see it. Great job lining up the before and after shots.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It has been so long since I've been to Yosemite. The hoards of people have kept me away for years unknown. Now you have peaked my interest. Maybe a 3 or 4 day visit in the middle of a week in winter may not be too bad...or is it?

biebkriebels said...

What a beautiful pictures. It must be strange to have such different weathers.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your before and after shots, Martha! And, of course, the waterfall took my breath away! Wonderful look at Yellowstone -- both versions!! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

hannah said...

What a difference a day makes...
Love the contrast and the way you are showing it. That first scene is so majestic. And so very different from my world. Fascinating, thank you.

Carver said...

I like the shots a lot. Beautiful scenery and it is amazing what a difference a day makes.

Gary said...

Great sequence!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Anna said...

Beautiful scenery shots!
The waterfall is breathtaking Martha...
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Snap said...

I don't believe it's possible to take a bad photo of Yosemite! These are all stunning.

Valerie said...

Thank you for showing a part of the world that is still on my "wish list" for visiting! Great shots.

eileeninmd said...

Yosemite is gorgeous in the winter and in the summer. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

These natural structures are always great to see, especially for someone who hasn't been there. It is also refreshing to feel some coldness from your photos as we have just started our dry season and our temps suddenly soared up to 34.5C last weekend. I wish i can have sometime in a similar atmosphere as your photos.

jewaicious said...

I love Yosemite, and your captures remind me why. They are lovely compositions, filled with the beauty of nature and its varied textures.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots! Love the foggy effect but it is glorious in the sunlight!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous photos, Martha, and remind me I've never seen Yosemite. My husband has, however, so I won't get to go unless I go without him.
K

katney said...

We have similar experiences at Rainier in the winter. There is always snow, someplace. Sometimes falling gracefully, sometimes on the ground with a beautiful sunny sky, other times driving down fiercely. Sometimes you can see a mountain, and other times you have to take it on faith.

Barb said...

Your Yosemite world is beautiful, Martha. The starkness of the falls in the snow is fabulous. I hope your cold is better!

W. Latane Barton said...

How do you describe such beauty? Impossible.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful... love the contrast and so happy for you that you were there at the right time.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your before and after pics. Your "big panoramic shot" is breathtaking. I love the rainbow on the falls.

La Principessa Errante said...

Wow, wow, wow, what a difference. This winter weather has been just ridiculous. At least you got to one of our most beautiful locations to enjoy some of it.

Joan said...

What a day or two can make!
Beautiful photos. I need to get up there in the winter!

Janie said...

Interesting contrast in your photos. Anything can happen, weatherwise, in the mountains in late winter. At least you had a couple of good days of excellent weather.