Yosemite Lanscapes: Blog http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Darvin Atkeson (Yosemite Lanscapes) Sat, 27 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT Sat, 27 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u816517979-o468925352-50.jpg Yosemite Lanscapes: Blog http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog 120 80 Springtime in Yosemite http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/springtime-in-yosemite This will go down as one of Yosemite's best years.   The heavy snowfall in the high country means the falls will be flowing well into the season.  Though the drought of the last 5 years killed off many of the pines in the valley, spring of 2017 has seen much of the park return to it's lush greenery.   It's stunning in the valley and we are in the midst of one of the best dogwood blooms in years.  

Dogwoods of the SierraDogwoods of the SierraEach springtime a small somewhat ordinary tree that grows below the pine trees shows off in a beautiful floral display of Dogwood Flowers. The bright white blooms of the Sierra Dogwoods brighten up the forest and valley floors near streams. Yosemite Valley is especially beautiful when decorated in these delicate white flowers which bloom along the Merced and a number of other streams where shade from evergreens dominates the sky. Later the flowers will turn to berries and in Autumn the trees will once again put on a display of colors as the trees turn from green, yellow, orange to bright red before going into winter hibernation. For a short time the trees will continue to bloom below the waterfalls and then moving up the cliffs to higher elevations.

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(Yosemite Lanscapes) 2017 Bloom Dogwood Springtime Yosemite http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/springtime-in-yosemite Sat, 27 May 2017 22:39:32 GMT
Dogwoods bloom in Yosemite Valley http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/dogwoods-bloom-in-yosemite-valley With the large amount of snow in the Sierra, Yosemite Valley has turned lush again and that means the Dogwoods are back and boy are they back.   They are blooming throughout Yosemite and that includes the Valley floor.    It's a great time to make a trip but be aware there is still a lot of work going on in the park.  The roads have a number of detours and the main parking lot is still under construction.   Spring crowds are showing up and there may be long waits at the gates.  

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(Yosemite Lanscapes) 2017 Blossom Dogwood Flooding Forest Merced National Park River Snow Spring Tree Yosemite http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/dogwoods-bloom-in-yosemite-valley Tue, 16 May 2017 20:36:39 GMT
Site under construction? http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/site-under-construction Don't you hate it when you visit a site and it says "under construction" and there isn't much of anything to see?  Well, that is not the case this time.  You can still visit all my images and browse the store but there are a few changes under the works, and one is, of course, this blog which will feature new images, where I am and what I am doing, and maybe if I get ambitious some tutorials.  

-Darv

Darvin Atkeson
YosemiteLandscapes.com

Halloween at Yosemite FallsHalloween at Yosemite FallsAutumn in Yosemite is nothing if not spectacular but often missing from the scenery is the thunderous roar of Spring’s waterfalls. Yosemite Falls had slowed to a trickle having all but dried up over the long summer. However, Autumn of 2016 would not go the way of previous years and with an early October storm blowing through the Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Falls sprang back to life quite literally overnight. It’s thunderous roar as the water slaps the rocks below and can be heard across Yosemite Valley echoing through the canyon. Combined with the Autumn colors that filled the canyon it was a perfect Trick and Treat.

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(Yosemite Lanscapes) Alpine Atkeson Bridal Bridalveil California Capitan Darv Darvin Dome El Fall Fog Glow Half Light Lynneal Mist National Park Snow Storm Sunset Veil Waterfall Winter Yosemite YosemiteLandscapes.com http://yosemitelandscapes.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/site-under-construction Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:36:04 GMT