• Half Dome with Alpenglow

    I spent last weekend in the Eastern Sierra enjoying fall colors. It was a very delightful, although windy and cold, trip. Late Sunday afternoon, while I stopped at the gas station in Lee Vining, a few snowflakes started falling down. A storm system was moving into the Sierra. Since I didn’t want to cross 120 during a […]


  • Glowing Horsetail Fall

    Each February, a small seasonal waterfall on the east side of Yosemite’s El Capitan brings on a show: the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall. When looked at it from the eastern side, this backlit waterfall glows intensely for a few minutes before dusk. It is something beautiful to see. Some call this effect the natural […]


  • Starry Christmas Night in Yosemite

    In the last 10 days, Yosemite and the entire Sierra Nevada received ample amounts of precipitation. Having some free time on hand, we decided to make a short trip to Yosemite National Park to experience what we haven’t been able to see in the last few years: Yosemite with plenty of snow! When we arrived […]


  • It was snowing in Yosemite.

    We had reserved a cabin in Yosemite’s Curry Village several months ago without knowing what weather to expect. Late November is kind of in between seasons, a bit late for fall colors and a bit early for a snow covered winter landscape. While preparing for last weekend’s trip, we obviously checked the weather forecast and were […]