This week we are showing some details of Yosemite, different from the more common scenes of Half Dome and El Capitan. My husband Dave took the photo above early in the morning, during low light, so he could slow the shutter speed in order to blur the rushing water of the river as a background for the dogwood branch and flower.
Mirror Lake is in the process of turning in to a meadow. The reflections in this scene will disappear in future years.
This is another of Dave's slow-shutter, early morning photos to show the rushing waters of the Merced River. A tripod, of course, is required for shots like this.
We went up to Glacier Point to get photos of Half Dome, but the clouds blanketing the High Sierra as sunset were another attractive subject for our cameras. We were there at the beginning of June, and there was still lots of snow on the ground.
Wildlife is part of the attraction of National Parks. We enjoyed watching a mother bear and her cubs while we were on a hike in the Hetch Hetchy Valley. We were careful, of course, not get too close and not to get between the mother and her cubs.