Yosemite Nat Park in Winter

 Can’t let the death of several cartoonists and policemen in Paris as well as all the hostages
just go by.

Je suis (I am) Charlie

with so many evil loose canons around, I sincerely hope they change the gun control laws for the police in France!

Now my post

Hope the New Year is treating you well!

A short get away to Yosemite Nat. Park. Going in the summer didn’t turn out, since there were two fires near the Nat. Park. Since our son  traveled from Holland to the USA for the holidays,  we thought  winter may have its own atmosphere…
Surprise! the parking lots were full. There have been winters that we only saw one-two people in a day.

 

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We were there in mid winter many years ago ( an avalanche took place an hour where we left. We heard a 13-year girl was killed at the route we had been taking. Second thoughts about being safe when there’s a pack of snow laying on the mountains).  A stark  contrast of the blackened tree trunks that survived the fire with the snow.

 

 

 

 

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The mountain view everyone comes for (Half Dome) “War” stories by father and son were exchanged of climbing this mountain

 

 

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Everywhere are fences at dangerous points. Still people fall to their death because an impulsive maneuver when they jump the fence to take a better pic

 

 

 

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To prove to his friends from school in the Netherlands he was actually in this Nat. Park with his parents
living in the USA.

 

 

 

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a not so frosty, summery flower in the area of the W-entrance

 

Concerning me, the queen lays on her bed with Alka Selzer, cough drops and tissues  right beside her. No extra Zest in her!

The only comfort is knowing that I have this out of the way for the rest of the year!

 

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45 thoughts on “Yosemite Nat Park in Winter

  1. What a marvellous place to be in winter, and all the better with your son there too 🙂
    I’m suffering with a bad cold too – looking forward to being able to move more than 6 inches away from the box of tissues 🙂 I’m driving my daughter back to Manchester on Saturday so hoping I feel much better by then!

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  2. It is a beautiful park in the summer and winter.. Gorgeous view of the Half Dome. And a great family shot.. I hope you feel better soon, take care. Have a happy week ahead!

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  3. Hi Jesh,

    Sorry to learn of “the queen’s” illness; I hope you’re soon better.
    Yes, I’m home; however, I spent most of the day at the doctor’s, and I have two more appointments this week!

    I love your delicate blues. Isn’t it fun finding blues to share? Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  4. I been there several times in my life. Each time I’ve gone, it’s been more crowded than the time before. However, I still loved every minute, of every visit. Nice photos and a nice post!

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  5. It looks beautiful but I couldn’t help but wonder what the temperature was that day. It looked cold too! It’s that time of year…my son has had pneumonia and a sinus infection. We spent New Years Day in the ER.

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