Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back from Yosemite


I often visit Yosemite around this time of year. It's pretty, with fall color from about mid-October to early November (the maples, dogwoods, and oaks all go at different times so it's kind of spread out). But one thing you don't get is much from the waterfalls. Even mighty Yosemite Falls is just kind of... moist.

Well, remember that storm Tuesday? The one that killed my poor lemon tree (which I cut up today)? Most rain in October since 1962? Well, it kept going east and hit Yosemite. By Thursday everything was totally blue skies (as seen here) and the falls were going like crazy. Not as much as at peak snowmelt (Mayish) but very nice. Even by Saturday when we left they'd slowed quite a bit but were still impressive. There was a crazy-long line of cars waiting to get into the park as we left - going up early was definitely the right call.

It will be a while before I get a chance to really go through them. The first priority is to finish up the set I'm working on for this website (should be a day or two with any luck) and then I'm due for a baby picture update for the relatives (they get very cranky if it goes too long and they know I took her to Yosemite) and then I'll figure out priorities from there.

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