Thursday, November 1, 2018

Everyday is a Celebration

Hello Everyone,
Everyday is a celebration of living, giving, sharing, and just being alive. Mr. Joe had a significant birthday this week.  (At our age, every birthday is significant!)  It was a day for celebration.  What better way to spend it than a day in nature at Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite in the fall is beyond amazing.

We drove up to Glacier Point and enjoyed a brief time out of the wind.  Mazey enjoyed the park with her forever parents.

This shot is Christmas card worthy.  We took so many pictures for other tourists, and they took photos for us.  We heard languages we couldn't identify......but we could still communicate with each other.

Our lunch spot was at Inspiration Point.  Not too shabby!  We stayed in the car to keep out of the wind.  We didn't want our paper plate to go sailing off into the valley.

We also saw an endangered species!

We normally have lunch at Cathedral, at the base of El Capitan by the Merced River.  All of the tables have been removed for the winter, as this area usually floods.

I love reflection photos.  I had to wait for the waters to become still, and was rewarded with this image.

We stayed long enough to watch the sun set on El Capitan. 

Another Christmas card worthy photo.  Mazey thoroughly enjoyed herself.  We always take her to the park with us.  Many, MANY tourists ask to take a picture of her, pet her, and love her.  She eats up all of the attention and was on her best behavior.

To me, this is one of the great cathedrals in the world.  I love this little chapel, and the way it makes me feel closer to a higher spirit.  It gives me a calming sense in these troubling times. 

Yosemite is only a two-hour drive from our cabin, so we drive over a couple of times a year.  Each season is different and special.  This visit ranks up there as one of the best!
We have certainly gotten good use from our Geezer Pass.  It was the best $20 we've ever spent.  The pass gets us into any National Park.....for life.


  1. Beautiful photos, and what a spectacular setting! We bought one of those Geezer Passes a couple years ago when we were traveling to the west coast, no national parks near us sadly. Hope to go back one day.

  2. HaPpY BiRthDaY Joe! Looks like your boss gave you the day off from stuffing envelopes and going to the post office! Beautiful images, great photography.

  3. These images are truly spectacular. There are several that are card worthy. Looks like a very special birthday for Joe.

  4. I can't get enough of these photos, Lynn...Such an amazingly beautiful place and the reflection photos show that even more. Perfect place for a memorable day!

  5. Looks like a great way to celebrate Mr. Joe's special day. The church is a sight to behold and I can see why it brings you a sense of calm.

  6. Happy Birthday Mr. Joe! Looks like y'all had a great day. I would like to go there one of these days myself, especially after seeing those beautiful pictures!

  7. Beautiful pictures. Enjoyed seeing them. Happy birthday

  8. Really gorgeous photos, Lynn! It will be hard to narrow them down for your Christmas letter. Glad you all had a fun day!

  9. Happy Birthday to Joe! What a wonderful way to start of his new year. Mazie is such a sweetheart and good traveler :-)

  10. So glad you were able to have a birthday celebration in Yosemite. My sister was married in the little chapel and lived in a cute CCC built staff house near the base of Yosemite Fall for 10 years. Love, love, love the Park (and the geezer pass)😁

  11. Thoroughly enjoyed your photos, Lynn. What a special way to celebrate a birthday, complete with puppy! What a treasure box full of memories. The photos are beyond lovely and since we’ve been, it brought back wonderful memories to both DH and me. Thanks sew much for sharing! Barb in Tucson

  12. Happy Birthday, Mr. Joe! Gorgeous pics! Thanks for taking us there with you!

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