Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Upper Yosemite Fall in the Snow, Yosemite National Park

Upper Yosemite Fall appears to pour out from the fog

This week I'm getting a fast reminder of what it means to be cold. After spending six years in the mild climate of coastal northern California, my blood had definitely thinned, and I was used to wearing the same layers of clothing more or less year round. Winter has finally reached Massachusetts this week though, and as I write this with the warm morning sunlight pouring through my windows, reports that my local temperature is 12°F! Yikes!

This shot of Upper Yosemite Fall is perhaps the coldest image I have in my files, since it at least includes a dusting of snow. Granted, this snowfall is from a late-season squall in mid-May, and temps in the valley were in the 40s, but still -- it looks kind of cold, right?

View more of my landscape images from Yosemite National Park.


  1. Brr... I don't miss the truly cold weather. I'm sad that you're not in CA anymore. I have really enjoyed your pictures and blog.

  2. Thanks for your visit to my blog. I can tell by looking through your photos that it will be a true pleasure to follow yours.

  3. It looks more than kind of cold, it looks very cold and oh so beautiful too~

  4. Hi Pat; don't envy you the cold air. It's 21 degrees celcius at 7.40 am, east-coast Australia. Your photograph looks to me ...spectacular. Those wide open spaces with so many textures, how magnificent a scene you've shared.

  5. Thanks, everyone!

    @Katie: I hope you'll stick with my blog even though it's no longer focused exclusively on CA. Although I do still have a lot of California images to go through in my archives, and I hope to have lots of new material from the Northeast!

  6. What drama and clarity! I really like this shot. Makes me want to visit Yosemite even more. Enjoying the new frigged temps huh? I was just out last night on moses mountain trying to photograph the stars. It was a negative 2 wind chill! Enjoy :-p

  7. Very nice ambiance :)
    best wishes for 2012

  8. Oh yes it does look cold and incredibly magnificent! Must be an amazing place to be in person.

  9. I had to chuckle at your comment about cold. That's a nice winter day here - I guess it's all relative. I hope you adjust.

    Gorgeous image.