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yosemite: "in every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks"

11.16.2010




























lately i've been dreaming, thinking, and talking about how
desperate i have been for a frosty cold morning...
yosemite gave me a frosty morning beyond my sometimes
limited imagination.
it truly does pay to wake just before the sun
{and before the rest of the tourists}.
as we began our hike looking for the trailhead
i could see just beyond the pine trees that there
was a frozen mist hanging above a meadow just beyond.
i quickened my pace, and my giddiness overcame my lips and my eyes...
i knew this was going to be pure joy.
i'm awaiting the development of my film images that i captured;
you're going to love them.
we hiked up a little canyon and i was so pleased to be wearing
an oversized sweater and a ridiculously huge down coat to keep me warm.
i loved our hike.
i loved stopping to take photos,
and i loved talking with ceej along the way about the things most important to us,
and how we were going to work hard to achieve simple, but profound, goals.
we had a mid-morning picnic on a granite rock near the water...
you have to have mid-morning picnics when you wake up so very early.
this was the beginning of our trip.
and the rest was just as good.


i had no idea how much the cold and the changed leaves
would rest my soul and heart,
and give me inspiration and determination beyond anything else...
i've forgotten how powerful mountains are.
can't wait to live in a mountain valley again...very soon.

11 comments:

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

what is it with america that everything is supersize! yes we have mountains here in europe and they are big and horizons too, not as big as yours. visited the usa only once, sniff, and was blown away by the sheer enormity of it all. great photos, glad you had a cool time with your chap...

Netti said...

These photos are so gorgeous!!! And that mist makes me so happy!

Caroline said...

I love these photos!! And yes, it is amazing how nature heals the soul and revives. I love that! I went on a hike last week and felt so refreshed afterwards both mentally and physically. Cheers to you and I hope you have a great day! xo

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

love it...love yosemite...

beautiful photographs...

my brother was married in the little white chapel in the meadow..with the reception at the awanhnee hotel....what a dream wedding....

it's a glorious place....

Mei-li said...

wouaah this pictures are very beautiful ! you are so lucky so see such beautiful landscape

jen said...

Beautiful pictures! I just love Yosemite, especially this time of year.

onesilentwinter said...

i just shared the photographs iwth my husband, we both in awe and dreaming of our next hike.

yes the mountains without fail stir up the best in us.

Lydia said...

i feel refreshed just looking at these photos. beautiful. makes me miss Yosemite Valley :)

Carol said...

How I love your blog :-)

andrea said...

Simply stunning!!

Lucy said...

there is something so awe inspiring about a mountain...you're right, they are powerful.