STATUS QUOtes — Picture Quote — 20170714

Today’s Picture Quote

The Amen of nature is always a flower. -  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“The Amen of nature is always a flower.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. –
– Photograph ©Jeffrey B. Ross –

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NOTE – The picture above was submitted for sale to a stock photography site (just one) and it was rejected because it lacked “commercial interest.” and that may be. I still like the photo, however, and I want to share it with you. I hope you like it as much as I do.

I thought it was an exemplar of the Holmes quote!

 
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Hiking the Peralta Trail, Gold Canyon, AZ – 20160619

NOTE – Keep in mind that we took this hike and these pictures represent the trail as we saw it in December, 2009. The trail may have changed a bit since them and some of the flora may no longer be exactly where we are reporting, but this is a good representation of things you may find along the way. Perhaps you will find even more intriguing highlights.

Of course the large rock formations and mountains will remain largely unchanged.


Windows in the rocks
Nature creates unusual and interesting formations

Whenever hiking a trail that is new to me, I enjoy seeing the various rock formations created by nature. Holes in the rock, such as the one pictured above, are often referred to as windows. Wind, sand or dust storms and rain create such holes by pounding away at the weak points in these structures. Over time, the rock, dirt and mud give way and create the interesting holes in the formations.

Read more about the Peralta Trail HERE.

Previous posts and photographs in the Peralta Trail series in chronological order:


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The Final Post – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 305

Half dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall

Half dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall


As we prepared to visit the park and hike many of the trails, we realized how overwhelming a visit to Yosemite might be. It is vast and can be daunting. When I first started this project nearly a year ago, I wanted to provide information for those planning to visit Yosemite National Park.

JBRish is a small, narrowly focused blog that I curate as a hobby and hopefully as a service to others who might want to share and discuss many of the same ideas about the skills and interests that I have.

I was hoping to have a dialogue with future and past Yosemite visitors to create a resource as a reference for those who might desire to visit the park. Unfortunately, my posts have generated only a small amount of interest.

I have shared photographs of most of the areas we visited and besides alternate views of places and things I have already posted, I didn’t think there was much new that would compel me to continue the series. Couple this with my recent computer troubles which set me back a bit, and I think it is time to end the project.
I am hopeful that at least a few people will find the information I shared helpful.

I don’t think I could have chosen a better photograph for the final post. The above scene captured from Tunnel View showing two of the major icons of Yosemite, El Capitan and Half Dome along with Bridalveil Falls, provides an example of the amazing natural beauty of this national park.

If you love nature or hiking, I can’t recommend a trip to Yosemite more highly! Just realize that it will be crowded and remote. Bring with you all of what you might need as supplies and food are expensive. If you do have questions, feel free to post them in the comment section of any JBRish post and I will try to respond promptly.

 
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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Structurer – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 304

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Structure

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Dam Structure

Surrounded as it was by the beautiful mountains and aura of the national park, even the mundane structure of the Hetch Hetch Dam appeared attractive. As you can note, there was an abundant water release taking place this day to compensate for the full-flowing waterfalls and recent rains.

 
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Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 303

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Bridge

Getting to Hetch Hetchy is a bit of a trip if you are staying in Yosemite Valley, but I do highly recommend it. The area is unlike the other places we hiked and visited in and around the national park. Even before getting on to the main trail, we knew it was different because we had to walk through the mountain tunnel to come out on the other side where the major trails start.

The photograph above shows the tunnel at the end. It can be dark and we were glad to have our head lamps so we could avoid the puddles and potential wet feet. It was also fascinating to view the water release from the bridge and to see all the spillways funneling the water in various directions.

 
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Lakes of Yosemite 4/4 (Hetch Hetchy) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 302

The Lake at Hetch Hetchy

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir – Stunning!

Of all the lakes we visited, I give the award for the most picturesque to the Hetch Hetch Reservoir which created a lake that exudes personality. Surrounded by mountains which appear to be out of a fantasy movie or from the Far East, it is transporting. Add the waterfalls, wildflowers, etc. and it is a most rewarding place to visit.

The dramatic weather added to the photogenic ambiance.

 
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Lakes of Yosemite 3/4 (Dog) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 301

“Dog

Dog Lake was an interesting side-venture.

Dog Lake was quite frankly an afterthought. We hadn’t intended to make the side journey, but when we realized how close it was to the Lembert Dome Trail in the Tuolumne Meadows area, we decided to investigate. Compared to some of the other lakes, and with the understanding we only viewed it from one vantage point, it was less remarkable than the previous lakes we visited.

Certainly pretty with the snow coated mountains in the background, it lacked the personality of Mirror Lake or Tenaya Lake. Perhaps the distance from the mountains or other geographic wonders lessened the impact.

 
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Lakes of Yosemite 2/4 (Mirror) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 300

Mirror Lake

North Dome reflected in Mirror Lake

Another one of the popular Yosemite lakes is Mirror Lake. One look at the picture above leads one to realize where it got that name. North Dome is reflected in the lake and provides an excellent subject for those who enjoy scenic photography.

Mirror Lake is located diagonally acaross and roughly half way between Half Dome and North Dome. It is a nice hike around the lake and if visitors hike upward, they can have amazing views of both North Dome and Half Dome

 
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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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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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