Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grandpa's Shop

In the fall of 2008 I took a photography class at a local junior college. I took this photo (above) for an assignment in the class.

It's a picture of the shop that stood on my in-laws' property. To my children, this was their grandpa's shop. Originally it was just a concrete slab with a roof and no walls. Apricots were cut and prepared for drying there. My husband's family had apricot trees on their property. And they would sell dried apricots. They were delicious! I remember cutting apricots with the family many years ago.

Eventually, my father-in-law added walls to the concrete slab and it became "The Shop." That's what it was called. At one time, there was a cabinet shop inside this building too.

The shop stood on my in-laws' 4-acre property which included their home and garage. The shop was behind the garage. This is a picture of the front of the shop.

My in-laws moved to this property when my husband was a toddler. So, he grew up there. Sadly, there was a fire at my in-laws' home several years ago. After the fire, my widowed mother-in-law moved away.

I'm glad I had the opportunity to take photos of "The Shop" on my in-laws' property many years ago.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mossy Cave Trail – Bryce Canyon National Park ~ Part 2

In June of 2013, our family visited Bryce Canyon National Park. We had such a wonderful time! After our visit to Bryce Canyon, we went to Mossy Cave Trail.

Last year, I shared photos from our visit to Mossy Cave Trail. It's time to share more photos of this beautiful place.

Along this trail there was stunning scenery to enjoy.


Aren't these rock formations amazing?


Here's a look at the creek along the trail.


I love this photo with the bridge in the foreground. Isn't it beautiful there?


Overcast skies.


More photos from our trip to Mossy Cave Trail in a future post.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Pink Sweet Peas

Pink Sweet Peas

I love sweet peas! They are beautiful and have a lovely fragrance. Unfortunately, I haven't planted them in our garden lately. In fact, it's been quite a long time since I planted any of these delicate fragrant flowers in our yard. I took this photo many years ago with our Canon AE-1, which is a film camera.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bridalveil Fall ~ Yosemite National Park

In my previous post about our visit to Yosemite National Park in August of 2011, I shared photos of Yosemite Falls. In that post, I mentioned that we visited other waterfalls during our visit. It turns out that we actually only saw two waterfalls close-up – Yosemite Falls and Bridalveil Fall.

We did, however, see other waterfalls from a distance when we went to Glacier Point. Wow! What a view that place affords to visitors. I'll be sharing photos from Glacier Point in a future post.

Today, I'm sharing photos of our visit to Bridalveil Fall.

According to the National Park Service website, Bridalveil Fall is 620 feet tall. And it's usually the first waterfall visitors will see when they arrive at Yosemite Valley.

There's a paved trail that leads to the base of Bridalveil Fall.

Here's a photo of part of that trail.

Walking along the Bridalveil Fall Trail

This is a peek of Bridalveil Fall from the trail.

Bridalveil Fall

Here's a better view of Bridalveil Fall from the trail.

Bridalveil Fall

There was a stream along the trail.

Here's a close-up view of that stream.

And here's a different view of the stream.

Here's another view from the trail to Bridalveil Fall.

Yosemite National Park

And here's another peak of Bridalveil Fall from the trail. Can you see all of the mist the waterfall created?

Bridalveil Fall

Here are two more photos of Bridalveil Fall.

Bridalveil Fall

Bridalveil Fall

Apparently, I didn't take photos of Bridalveil Fall when we arrived at its base. I probably didn't want my camera to get wet from the mist you saw in one of the photos above.

After our visit to the base of Bridalveil Fall, we stopped along the road to get more pictures (and video) of Bridalveil Fall. That's my husband there with the video camera. I like this photo because it shows just how huge and magnificent the granite mountains are in Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite National Park

I'll be sharing photos from our visit to Glacier Point in a future post.

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