4.03.2009

Last Friday Hurrah





After two take-away coffees from home and a quick errand to church, today our daytrip to Sausalito turned into a daytrip to Yosemite. Springtime, after all, is the best time to see the valley's raging waterfalls and it was supposed to be a beautiful day. Yosemite is only two and a half hours of pastoral scenery from us and we got acquainted with the rolling countryside and Mexican fruit stands before arriving in the park early afternoon. We had just enough time to catch some nice pictures in partly cloudy/partly sunny weather when suddenly it started to sprinkle...and sleet...and snow! The first snowfall we've seen since Easter in London last year, now just a few days short of Easter 2009. We grabbed some lunch and by the time we had finished the sun came out. Bright sun! So much sun that it lit up the lush mountainsides and shrubbery in a haze of emerald and lilac. Haven't seen this much green since we left Ireland last summer, and after living in dry climates most of my life I couldn't seem to soak it all in fast enough.

Here's to Yosemite and the memories we'll soon be making together...

3 comments:

alaina said...

oh the memories I have in yosemite...

climbing halfdome is one of my favorite "stupid things i did on a whim that turned out great but not before going completely sour" stories. :)

I'm only a little jealous you live so close!

Jen Mc. said...

Great shots! We are celebrating Easter there this year!!!!!! :) God is so amazing, like He's so full of faith in Himself- able to revel in this kind of depth and serenity while in the very same moments being vulnerable with folks going through horrific, heartbreaking, and harrowing stuff...boggles the soul. But leads to an astounding conclusion that He is truly a Rock.

Baby Hardy said...

we haven't been to yosemite (sad but true). I really enjoyed your pictures and stuff