Lakes of Yosemite 1/4 (Tenaya) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 299

Tenaya

Tenaya Lake pictured from a southeast shore

Everyone knows what a lake is of course. It is a body of water surrounded by land and at Yosemite, the land is very often surrounded by mountains. It is interesting though how different they are.

We were on our way to Tuolumne Meadows to hike Lembert Dome when we were approached Tenaya Lake. We stopped briefly to take several photographs. We wanted to spend more time hiking in and around the lake area, but alas we will have to return to fulfill those wishes.

 
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“If I don’t have red, I use blue.” — Picasso

“An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” — Salvador Dalí

“A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” — Peter De Vries

 

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Killdeer’s Empty Nest in our Front Yard

Mother Killdeer

Readers of JBRish know that we have been hosting a mother Killdeer while she incubates eggs in her nest. A couple of days ago, the mother was off the nest for a moment while we were working in the front yard and I noticed that only three of the four eggs remained.

This morning, I did not see the mother on the nest so once again I walked over to the nest to see that there were no eggs or remnants of eggs.

I think perhaps that the eggs were eaten by a predator since there were no broken shell pieces to be found. I looked for chicks, but could not find any. I will continue to search for baby Killdeer, but they may have become part of the “circle of life.

(The eggs were to the right and just below the single weed we let grow in deference to the bird. As is customary with Killdeer, she lined the nest with small pebbles; nothing soft)

Abandoned Killdeer nest

To read the other JBRish posts about our Killdeer visitors:

Birds of Arizona – Killdeer ( Charadrius vociferus )

Killdeer Eggs in Our Yard; Oh My!

For more information about the Killdeer’s rearing process, you can read The Precocious Killdeer.

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The Three Brothers – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 298

Three Brothers and Bridalveil Falls from Tunnel View

Three Brothers from Tunnel View

It has been reported that John Muir thought The Three Brothers provided one of the most spectacular views of Yosemite Valley. The photograph above was taken from Tunnel View where the entire valley opens before onlookers.

The highest or uppermost brother is Eagle Peak. Then there is the Middle Brother and the Lower Brother. Bridalveil Falls was flowing well this spring.

 
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“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” — German Proverb

“If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and you still don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.” — Warren Buffett

“Every plant teaches us. When the blossom dies, the fruit appears in it.” — Vikrant Parsai

“When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.” — Kovac’s Conundrum

 

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“My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from!” — Rob Hill Sr.

“I do not want a friend who smiles when I smile, who weeps when I weep, for my shadow in the pool can do better than that.” — Confucius

“I grew to understand that people don’t always build walls to keep others out. There are times it is done out of necessity to protect whatever is left within.” — Unknown

“I hate flowers – I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.” — Georgia O’Keeffe

 

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2017 US Open Pickleball Championships Televised

According to word from Pickleballtournaments.com, the 2017 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships held in Naples, FL will be broadcast on television as per the following…

On CBS Sports Channel (221 Direct TV)
May 19 8pm ET, 5/26 8pm ET (2 shows)
Repeat 5/26 7pm ET, 5/26 11pm ET

Check your local listings for CPS Sports

For those who want a “teaser,” here are a couple of videos including some of the venues and highlights from the tournament.



Highlights from the 2017 US Open Pickleball Championships

Look for an amazing between the legs shot somewhere between 1:06 – 1:07
[ Don’t try this at home! ]

2017 US Open Pickleball Championships Open Air Arena



It is gratifying to see our sport portrayed in such a professional manner.

Half Dome from the Meadow 3/3 – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 297

Half Dome from the Meadow

Half Dome as seen from the nearby meadow.

This is the last of this series of photographs of Half Dome taken from the meadow near the Yosemite Valley Lodge during the approaching evening hours.

Being presented with such a spectacular and iconic view with golden light, I didn’t want to miss a good shot. Add to this the fact that I was essentially using my camera for the first time, I had to make sure I took enough photos of this view. Some of the readers may think perhaps too many!

 
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“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” — Lord Byron

“How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!” — Julie Morgenstern

“Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Trying is the first step to failure.” — Homer Simpson

 

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