Tuesday, February 5, 2013

sitting by the merced river

the merced river

Long-time Yosemite naturalist Carl Sharsmith was once asked what he would do if he only had a day to see Yosemite. "Madam," he replied, "I'd sit by the Merced River and cry."
I got to see as much as I could in two days at Yosemite. It was not enough time. I did manage to
sit by the Merced river for an hour one day. I will never forget the total feeling of peace surrounding me and the sweet smell in the air from the lupine wildflowers nearby.
lupine wildflowers

the cool merced

I can't wait to go back to Yosemite someday and dip my feet in that cold mountain water of the
Merced river.
xo laney


  1. Beautiful memories! Love u, Mum

  2. This landscape is just incredible; and your photos always fascinate me.
    I do long for springtime here in South of France too....

    1. Thank you, Celine! I would love to see that part of France someday! I bet it's amazing! xo

  3. oh my gosh that first photo is so beautiful.... I cannot wait to see Yosemite in person one day!

    1. I hope you get to see it someday! xo