What a day...and it has only just begun.
In 1863 Albert Bierstadt’s passion for nature is expressed in these words about Yosemite:
"We are now here in the garden of Eden I call it.
The most magnificent place I was ever in,
I employ every moment painting from nature...
We camp out altogether, get no news,
and do not care for any for we are perfectly happy
with the fine scenery, trout, ducks, deer, etc."
Granite Wall & Reflection in Merced River
Redwood & Lichen
El Capitan Reflections
Sunset in Yosemite Valley
(all photos taken with Nikon P7000)