Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Walk in the Park

Yosemite National Park, California
On our last day here we hiked around the Mariposa Grove which is the largest grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite. Many of these trees are more than a thousand years old. Some of these trees were here before the Greek Parthenon was built!

Here is the Bachelor and the Three Graces. These are not the oldest trees but they are tall - slender ballerinas dancing around their Raphael.

As we walked some more we saw something moving in the tall grass.

I have never been so still in my life. The deer looked me over and continued eating.

This is the view from inside the aptly named Telescope Tree.

I think this is lichen. It was dangling from some of the tree branches. Any experts out there want to chime in?

Here are my favorite two trees. Their bases have fused as one, thus their name - Faithful Couple.

Kilroy was here!

I couldn't pass up this shot with the late afternoon sun shining on Half Dome. Next visit we're hiking that! Kim told us she spoke to a minister who performs wedding ceremonies at the summit. Maybe that'll be our next Yosemite wedding.

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