You’re only as beautiful as the love you have for other people.
And this earth.
Filled with so much art. 🍀🍃☘🌿
"Throw a stone into the stream and the ripples that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence" ❤🌿
Beanie season, Part II (all the mommy goggles for this one.) .
“The sun shines not on us but in us”. - John Muir
The first scan of @yosemitenps
I posted was from this hike. My initial walk to Mirror Lake had been much warmer and without any snow. This encounter was completely different, but the white blanket covering the land and granite cliff faces made for truly a #winter
wonderland. We found a perfect lunch spot with a view comparable to a movie backdrop.
Don’t get me wrong, it was tough to be under one roof with six girls—especially with a small kitchen and limited bathroom time. Despite those challenges, I miss the chats around the dining room table, impromptu adventures to chase waterfalls or gaze at stars, board game fails, challah bread baking lessons, and the simple enjoyment of having this magical place as our backyard. 🏞
Spent a coooold ❄️ night camped out at 9000ft before venturing out into Great Sand Dunes National Park
When I visited the Grand Canyon last fall I was able to witness a spectacular sunset from the rim. The sky was exploding in color in every direction and I thought the scene couldn’t possibly get any better. Then I glimpsed the Colorado River glowing pink and purple in the inky depths of the canyon. Knowing the light wouldn’t last long I sprinted back to the car to grab my zoom lens, swapped out my 16-35 for my 150-600, placed my camera on my tripod, zoomed in and fired off just three shots before the light faded. This was certainly not the shot I was anticipating when I imagined shooting sunset that evening (typically I like to shoot at about the focal length the human eye sees) but I’m glad I let inspiration strike and followed it where it took me, which happened to be the floor of the Grand Canyon!
I’ve never been one to welcome the cooler months. I’m all about sunshine, warmth and beach days. This year things feel a little different. I think I may be okay with the slower pace, sleepy days cuddled inside and the changing seasons. Also, when you get the chance to take in the fall colors on the coast of Maine you just don’t mind that the weather is cooling down.
On our first attempt getting to Moraine Lake, the parking lot closed just a few minutes before we got there! Instead of waiting for a shuttle at the overflow lot, we opted to come back even earlier on another day. Luckily for me, that meant Otto waking up at 4AM and shoving me into the car (sleeping bag and all 😂). When we got to the lot, he took off towards the lake for some stargazing + sunrise while I slept for another 3 hrs 🙈 moral of the story: sometimes you’re sick, dog tired, and things don’t go as planned, so always be sure to bring along a morning person to get you up and at it heheh 📸: @bavarian.cowboy
Sunset over White Sands 🧡
From when the air smelled like pink lemonade....JK it totes smelled like everything was burning
Fall is without question my favorite season, but sometimes you forget that it exists when you live in Southern California! Drive 10 hours north and the landscape definitely gets a bit spookier (not to mention, this is where most Bigfoot sightings occur) 🎃
Diablo Lake • North Cascades National Park 🏔