I hope everyone has a wonderful chore-less Mother's Day. Take Mom out to lunch or dinner and show her how special she is!!
Back to Yosemite, with me in the picture, you get a little more perspective of the Merced River water level. We were only about 15 feet from the road. Truly, it couldn't have been a nicer day with temperatures in the 70's and bright sunshine.
Here's a flower for all the Mother's ... dogwood blossoms. Me, I'll be cooking by the time you read this. The Elks put on one of the best brunches around for Mother's of Members ... for FREE. We got everything set up yesterday morning, and by 6:30 am I'll be baking biscuits and egg casserole.
Majestic El Capitan is the rock to climb, if you're into that kind of thing. My rock climbing career thankfully ended before anyone suggested this behemoth!! On any sunshiny day, you can stop in the meadow and watch the diehards climb the cracks. In case you were wondering, it takes a good three days to reach the top. Of course there are those that can do it in record time, but the rest spend a couple of nights in hammocks hung from the tiniest of carabiners. Not my idea of fun since I'm a restless sleeper.
These two were about a quarter of the way up near the front point. There are many "trails" up, some easier than others. All are too hard for me.
These two were about half way up the rock, getting ready to lock in for the night. Directly below them and to the left were four climbers, two being the smart ones who were staked out on a tiny ledge.
Just to give you a little perspective, here's the same climbers as the above picture, next to the little dark spot you can see in a previous picture. I don't think so .... absolutely not.
As we made our way around the construction to one of my favorite places to take photographs, the river was wider than ever. The nice slow moving smooth as glass creek that makes for great reflection images, was twice as wide as normal and running like a freight train. Still, I was able to capture El Capitan on the left and Bridle Vail Falls on the right.
The mountains to the far right still had a little snow, with more rain clouds coming in. It's always a great day in Yosemite, in spite of the traffic and crazy amount of people on a THURSDAY!!
I got a big surprise after lunch ... Tammy got me a birthday card and a gift card ... for Sees Candy no less!! Good heavens ... my first "second" birthday present!! Thank you Tammy ... you're a sweetheart.
I hope everyone has a great day while I'm slaving away in the kitchen!! It's okay, it's worth it to see 400 happy people eat breakfast at the Elks. Maybe I can even swipe a small piece of ham for MY kids, Cooper ......
and Jessie and of course don't forget Jonathan. Maybe a donut for him ... or her as the case may be.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!