On a recent trip to Yosemite National Park, California, my husband and I spent a few peaceful days hiking and gazing at the beautiful mountains that are part of the Sierras. It’s technically fall for most of the northern hemisphere, but like most places in California, our leaves don’t always change colors right away. I found some leaves changing colors, but not many. What was more consistent with the end of a hot, drought-ridden summer was the lack of water flowing in the waterfalls. This first image of Yosemite Valley is iconic and in spring or early summer, one might be treated to a view of the Bridalveil Falls (towards the right of this picture in the shadow area). It was a trickle this time, but I still enjoyed the breathtaking vista of the mountain peaks surrounding the valley. Sharing for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week, Amy’s The World is a Book hosts: Mountains Are Calling.
One of my favorite times of the day in the mountains is at sunset, especially when the rocks reflect brilliant colors. This is a special time of day in Yosemite Valley, and most visitors were quietly watching Half Dome, waiting for the show. People were lined up with cameras and talking in hushed tones, as if it were a reverent time.
I hope everyone has a peaceful weekend, and if the mountains are calling, it is worth answering!