and of the sky over the neighborhood meadow. From this perspective, the grass is as tall as the cottonwood tree.
Southeastern inland: Mammoth Mountain Dead Forest … where the CO2 gas seeped up from below to kill the trees. Posted warnings tell parents and pet owners to keep little ones away. (See https://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-81/Intro/facts-sheet/GasKillingTrees.html)
“And the remaining trees of his forests will be so few that a child could write them down”
Looking south from the trail …
Or looking north from the top of The Nipple, “I see skies of blue” above the Pacific Crest Trail.
Last full moon waning — last on the DSLR
Last trail trekked — last on the cell camera
Initially posted in color in April 2014, I just converted the above image into a black and white pencil sketch.
First posted in September 2012 in black and white, this Yosemite view has long been one of my favorites.
Previously in de-saturated color in December 2012, the lines and texture seem to pop better in black and white.
Early evidence of warmer days grows between a rock and a hard freeze.
“… the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
… on the moss tops of the rocks outside my window today, teasing me to catch the light as it danced into and reflected from the moss. I never quite tagged it.
“Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of man.”
The final view on a hike in Hidden Falls Regional Park.
Boulders tumbled up along Lake Tahoe’s shore
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge — Piled up
Serenity on ice … socially distanced … frozen and docked … and the skaters still skate.
Posts, chain, grain, and wire up close in black and white
At the top of the world, little grows in the dead of winter … and yet the sun brings forth hope.
Yosemite’s June surprise . . . overnight snow lingers on Mount Hoffman. As seen through retreating fog from Glacier Point.
reflections on summer heat … Long Valley Caldera