Friday, September 30, 2011

Variety is the Spice of Life

Okay, so I've been AWOL...   This is what I've been up to.  Nothing like risking your life to give yourself a new perspective.  A friend and I actually made it to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite.  I was beyond scared and beyond tired!!  Now that it's over, I am so proud of myself for this little achievement.

If we go back in October, it will be to experience
the Fall foliage.  These images are from

I am always posting about "electric light" so it is fun to change
things up a bit and talk about the quality of light out in mother
nature.  While on our trip we were on the lookout
for "Alpine Glow."  That is when the sun first rises and lights up
the mountain tops--very beautiful.  At the end of this 16 mile hike,
we found ourselves in the dark.  Thank goodness we had our
little LED head lamps.  I was just sure a bear was going to find us.

The funny thing was that I had been talking about needing a "Bear Bell"
for months, ever since our trip to Yellowstone.  Before we could even
get onto the trail to Half Dome, I looked down and on the ground was
the perfect bear bell.  Did someone lose it or was it mana from heaven
as I joked with my friend.


  1. Congratulations Cindy on your climb! I am so fearful of heights that I could not even attempt to try that! What a major accomplishment!

    The foliage on the trees are spectacular. There is nothing more beautiful and brilliant than when the leaves turn colors in the fall of each year.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. My dear,
    I would say that climb would be way more fun and exciting than blogging! Looks like a steep climb, you go girl!
    Blessings and hugs~


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