Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yosemite National Park

This pic is from the Yosemite National Park Website...Link below
Woodsy, green.....maybe snowy. California...the land of so many wonders, and yet it still is quite cramped for my taste. But let's focus on the wonders:)  I have 3 days off and I am pondering so many things....but first here's an update in the garden.  I am going to get that camera today I think.....I cannot wait....I have been spoiled with amazing cameras this year and on that last post, I wasn't happy with the photo I think today I am breaking down and getting myself an amazing camera:) Any suggestions?

The cameras back in the 90'

Mosquitos are killing me outside. Mesquite pods will be cleaned.  New plants will be placed in the ground.  Pics to come tomorrow including a new plant I had never heard about!! But I'm going to try it:) I cut large canary palm fronds up into pieces since the garbage people decided to empty them around the dumpsters....jerks. If you don't know about canary palms...they are jagged and killer....I never leave that plant without a battle wound:( One thing about the go outside to do one thing and you end up doing another but still having to do that one thing later on because you forgot about it. Anyhow, it's coffee time and a write about a journey I took over 10 years ago......

Yosemite National Park is one of this nation's true gems. The journey itself outside and into the park is a pretty drive, and you say to yourself, " great park but where's the awe??"  Hold your horses as you drive thru a tunnel and out to discover a real life painting of an awe inspiring waterfall.  It is an incredible looked almost fake as you see this waterfall cascading down next to the Capitan.
This looks fake, but I assure...I took this pic. Incredible place!!

Is it worth the trip?  Definitely...a place to see before you die.  I am mentioning this place as we prepare for our journey to Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina this summer. Here is some info if you go and a link to their official website....

"Not just a great Valley...
but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more."
 Happy Travels!


  1. Whoa. We passed on Yosemite this time because of time constraints. : -( We waited too late to book a room and has it was did not get to see as much of Monterey and San Francisco as we would have liked.

    I just upgraded from my Nikon D40 to a D90. I LOVE the new camera, but I'm only a hobbyist so you can take my rec for what it's worth. My friend tells me there are no amazing cameras, only amazing pictures. :-)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Thank you so much!! I think a friend of mine also has this camera and loved it...the D90. I understand your friend's camera statement...but taking 2o pics for one good one can get would be nice to just take one shot and move onto other shots:)
    As for CA, there is waaaaay too much to see there....I always found that when I had visitors, we overplanned and stressed ourselves out trying to see's the traffic and locations that prevent people from seeing every next time:) Moneterrey Aquarium was well worth your time...and I have a blog on Big Sur coming up...if you haven't been'll love that place as well:) Thanks for your camera suggestion. Happy Sunday:)

  3. Yosemite is certainly one of nation's gems. Isn't it amazing how just NATURE can be the best site in the world. I'm looking forward to more photos with your new camera - this will be an adventure! Like Tracy, I lug around a Nikon. But mine is the D-40 - I have not yet gone to the D-90. My husband has the Canon in the family. We compete, haha.
    Can't wait to see read and see your experiences.


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