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Stormy Yosemite 

The clearing of Tioga Road has begun, it is still snowed in and for me it is the passage into Yosemite from my corner of the world. There are other ways to get into the park, but they do present a huge detour and much time left on the road vs. roaming the park. We’ve done it before, but unless you can stay there for a few days, it truly is something to consider if it’s worth it. This picture was taken at Glacier Point from my favorite ruling rock (what I call a rock that I have claimed for the day or however long I decide and which oversees the lay of the land). Not every rock will do and it always has to offer at least a view and be level enough for taking a good nap without sliding off. 

The weather changed quickly and thick, dark storm clouds started to roll in. You could see the rain move over the land in a distant cloud, unleashing it’s tears to cleanse the earth. Lightning followed and lightning rods and bolts seemingly touched the ground. A dangerous place to be during a thunderstorm since Yosemite has much exposed granite that attracts the lightning even more. You can literally feel the electricity with your hair may standing up. You are way too close if you ever do and you need to get out of there asap. For me, it was all happening within a safe distance and I decided to stay and watch for awhile. Fascinated from childhood on, it was hard to tear myself away and I’m glad I stayed to get a few neat shots. 

This one shows Nevada Falls to the right of the picture. Liberty Cap is to the left of the Falls with Half Dome dominating even further left. The background shows the high country with some of it’s valleys and peaks of long forgotten glaciers that once covered and carved this magnificent landscape. 


I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

16 thoughts on “Stormy Yosemite 

  1. That is a great shot! Puts everything in perspective, doesn’t it? The timelessness of that place, and whether one lifetime or each in turn, for a thousand lifetimes looked over from Glacier Point, the view would still be timeless.

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    1. True and wise words and that place just never gets old. I’m lucky to live relatively close to it and no matter how many times I have visited, it always holds magic for me and allows me to breath deeply.


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