Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite National Park is always special. The crowds thin out, and there’s snow (often anyway). Snow transforms the Valley into a magical fairyland. These photos are from an April morning a few years back. There was quite a bit of fresh snow, but the...
April in California

April in California

My average high and low for today is 73/47F or 22/8C. Today it’s a few degrees below freezing, I’ve had about 3″ of snow, and it’s still coming down. Tonight it’s supposed to clear up and get much colder. While I’m sure the wildlife...
Summer is Coming

Summer is Coming

Summer is coming.  Possibly. This has been an interesting winter – It didn’t start until March, then came all at once. Now that it’s April, Mother Nature can’t make up her mind. The spring wildflower bloom is all out of whack, but the vernal...
Convict Lake, Mono County California

Convict Lake, Mono County California

Convict Lake is one my favorite Eastern Sierra Lakes.  It’s one of the most easily accessible, which also means it can be crowded. But most people tend to stay close to the parking area, so wander around the lake the crowds quickly thin. The lake loop trail is...