Monday, May 10, 2010

God created places like THIS

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1

Photographs just can't capture the incredible beauty that God created in the Yosemite valley. But that didn't stop me from trying. 400 pictures and two weeks later, and I've been stuck in a black hole full of images waiting to be edited, and frankly - mostly deleted. Next time I'll leave the scenic shots to Ansel and concentrate my lens my favorite subjects and their very handsome Daddy.
Photographic frustrations aside, we had a wonderful time and actually survived two nights in tents. (Or rather, "tents." According to my SIL, Emily, who actually does camp, it doesn't count if there's furniture involved. I say, if the sides are vinyl and you have to lock all your snacks in a bear locker, it's camping. Especially if said bear pays a little midnight visit and leaves the remnants of his last meal outside your "door.")
The kids were troopers and excellent little hikers, though the littlest definitely preferred her backpack. God provided a three-day window of gorgeous weather between snow storms, and the waterfalls were naturally amazing. Danny enjoyed it so much that his list of must-see national parks is growing exponentially.
So what are your favorites? What should we see next?


Kathy said...

Have you been to the Grand Canyon yet? Or Lake Tahoe?

Anonymous said...

Oh, I could look at them--Yosemite AND the babies--all day!! Great photography, Laura! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Your pictures are out of a book, amazing!! -sasa
ps- allthis time and mom just told me I could comments even though I can't remember my password:)

By the Brook said...

Love the pics! WOW, your hair looks stunning!!!! So fun to see Kwacha too.

By the Brook said...

Forgot to answer your question? I know of some favourite parks in Africa???