Yesterday was a day to play quilting hooky and go to Yosemite. This was our view at lunch time.
Our drought has put a damper on the amount of water that normally cascades down Yosemite Falls. But the word impressive is still the adjective I would use to describe the falls.
Bridalvail Falls also had less water for this time of year, but it was still beautiful.
El Capitan rises 3,000 above the valley floor. I can't imagine how climbers climb this or why they want to climb it!
Yosemite National Park is just about my favorite place on this planet. No matter how many times I go there, I always see and experience something new. The park is my spiritual refuge. I've been spending way too much time in front of the computer and sewing machine. The extent of my line of sight went from the end of my nose to the computer screen.....no farther. This is what I needed to rejuvenate my spirit for the days and weeks ahead.
On our drive back to the cabin, we passed a horrible car accident just outside of Groveland. We found out later there was one fatality and two people with major injuries had to be airlifted to area hospitals. This sobering sight makes you stop and think how your life can change in an instant. Shortly after we passed the accident, Pat Benatar's song Precious Time came on the radio. I don't particularly care for the rest of the lyrics of the song, but the phrase Life is too short, so why waste Precious Time struck a chord with me and lingered in my thoughts all the way back to the cabin. Our day in the park and seeing the accident makes my to-do list unimportant. I'm going to make better use of my precious time.