Aug 30, 2010

Yosemite 2010~Our Vacation Pictures




It is good to be home; it is good to come to a place where we can call home. Do you not love the fresh air that fills your lungs as you step into your room again, and can relax your cramping muscles from the long trip? Is it not nice to come back to a dwelling that your heart shall forever remain?
Thank you all for the heart-warming farewells and good-wishes, and the hearty welcomes. I really appreciated arriving home and seeing all your encouraging comments. I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful fellow bloggers, and hope the Lord blesses you all immensley.


We had a lovely and relaxing time in Yosemite. This is a very long post, for I had a lot of pictures, but surprisingly, this year I did not capture a lot of pictures of the well-known landmarks there in the Park. Though, I hope you enjoy this "tour" that I put together for you:

I took this picture on the way out of the valley. Friday had bleak weather, and we had to stay inside most of the time and we bundled up. I think I had at least four warming cups of hot chocolate, and begged my mom to make the hot water at least twice as many times!:) Weather forecasters predicted a bit of snow in the highlands!

However, most of the week was filled with delightful, summery sunshine, and the highest the weather became was over ninety degrees; perfect for a cool dip in the stream (or the unheated pools:).


To reach my special hideaway, one must cross the old bridge. Such a lovely picture, I think!

....Daisies swayed gaily in the light breeze along the banks....

I was so fearful of crossing the stream and losing my camera, but I made it safely, although there were times where I did not want to move for fear of being swept away. The water was much higher this year than last...

The water felt good, but oh, so cold!!!

The mighty river... ...it's froth looked like lace...
Here is a short video, I took, that can give you the idea of how strong the current was! (You will have to turn off my music player:)

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After you have dried of from your swim, why not take a leisure walk to the meadows.
Here is one of my favourite meadows, a clump of aspens or poplars are like an island floating admist a calm sea of golden light...
Or, walk across the street from Camp Curry (where we were staying) and enjoy an evening stroll among the flowers..
And watch the sunset's reflection against Half Dome's stone face:
Or, see the majestic rock face of the Royal Arches:
Walk through a little glen with a path less taken...
Looking up and seeing the sunshine through the leaves and the trees of the dogwood...
(all time favourite picture!:)
The sunshine flowing with such bliss...
And walk back through the forest...
Where a cozy cabin awaits...
...with warm beds (perhaps not the most comfortable, but warm:) and a steaming cup of hot chocolate:)
Here is a video I took on the way into the valley. The music fits for it is titled "A Walk in the Forest."
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Hope you enjoyed! May the Lord pour a shower of His abundant blessings upon each and every one of you and all you hold dear to your heart.
Sweet Dreams!
Love from Your Sister in Christ,

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE all the photos, Grace! Yosemite looks like a lovely place!

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  2. It certainly looks as though you had a fantastic time with your family! Thank you for sharing the wonderful photographs, dear friend! I had a most pleasant time looking at them! :)

    Your Sister In Christ,
    Jenna

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  3. Lovely photos! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time. Wish I could of been there,it looks so beautiful!!!

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  4. Yosemite is amazing, and you've captured that magnificent place beautifully!
    oxox
    Denalee

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  5. Gorgeous! One day I hope to go there :)

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  6. I have never seen any pictures from Yosemite, so your photos were a great delight to see. Such beauty and peacfulness, and the praise that shouts forth from creation.. "Our God reigns!"
    Thank you for sharing this glimpse of His glory...

    Blessings,
    ~Shannon~

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  7. WOW! Simply beautiful! Hope you got my letter!
    Rachel

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  8. Dear Rachel,
    Yes, I got your delightful letter and sent my reply back to you.
    And to everybody:
    Thank you so much for the sweet comments!
    Love from Your Sister in Christ,
    Grace

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  9. Hello, Grace! This is Evergraceful. We briefly met on Shelfari, and you gave me your link. I have been reading a bit of your blog for mabe a week or two, and I think it is lovely!

    The pictures are also lovely. It must have been a pretty place.

    Have a nice day!
    http://agenuineglee.blogspot.com/

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  10. Miss Georgiana Darcy,
    I'm so glad you're back! Know I said that in my last comment, but I really am.LOL. Your pictures were beautiful. Kinda makes me want to go myself:D. Hope your day's going great!
    Lots of love from your sister in Christ,
    Miss Elizabeth"Lizzy"Darcy:)

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