Frosty winter morning at Tunnel View (Yosemite National Park)

Frosty winter morning at Tunnel View (Yosemite National Park)

The winter storm that moved through Yosemite last weekend cleared a few times throughout the day, making for beautiful light and showing off tunnel view in late morning at its sugar-frosted best.

(just noticed there’s a dust spot or two–will fix that later when I’m at the appropriate computer).

Posted by Robin Black Photography on 2011-03-02 15:33:21

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Poppy about to BURST into bloom…

Poppy about to BURST into bloom...

Every spring I watch for the poppies in my garden to bloom… they are almost ready… this is the first to start! It seems a tiny spider has been building a web that may not survive the bursting forth into bloom. (nicer viewed large)

I’ve been extremely distracted with several things lately… last but not least… a failure of Bluetooth on my computer has left me with a less than ideal keyboard (typing is no fun) and a mouse that is quite uncooperative! I’m so far behind everywhere that I haven’t found time to back up my computer and take it in to the geeks at Apple who will diagnose the problem and fix it (thank heaven for the 3-year warranty upgrade).

I’ll be out of my house (staying nearby) during the next week due to a painting/floor refinishing project that will mean fumes and dust. If I’m slower than usual stopping by, know that I will do so eventually!

Featured on the blog for the Colors of the Heart group and on the blog for the Damn! I Wish I’d Taken That!!! group. 🙂

Featured as on the front page as a Diamond of The Week image for the Golden Pictures Worth 1000 Words group for the week beginning Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Posted by victoriaporter (here – always behind) on 2011-04-30 11:39:00

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