• A Juniper Tree in Yosemite

    A few weeks ago, I spent a weekend in Yosemite. It was yet another reminder how fast the weather can change. At 6pm the sun was shining, at 7pm it rained and at 8pm, the clouds parted for a beautiful sunset. For that sunset, I went to Olmsted Point since it provides nice views in different […]


  • Bristlecone Pines under the Milky Way

    I love being outside at night and gazing at the stars. Due to the light pollution around big cities, only a small part of the night sky is visible. To avoid this, one has to travel far away to have a chance to see the dark sky glowing with stars and maybe even the milky […]


  • Bodie and the Milky Way

    This post is part of my Bodie blog post series. Bodie is far from city light pollution. With no moonlight, the nights are dark and stars and the milky way very visible. The sky reminded me of a recent trip to Mongolia. During our visit to the ghost town, the moon rise was after 11 pm. So […]