Tuesday, April 19, 2011
My first picture above is Bridalveil Falls and the name says it all... gorgeous. The little hike to the falls is rather damp, but well worth it. When you get to the viewpoint, it really feels like you're in a drizzling rainstorm... as you can see from the droplets in my pictures. Below is Cascade Falls and and my equally gorgeous daughter gives a good size perspective there in front of the massive boulders. We all scrambled up and behind those boulders to get as close as we could to the base of the falls.
If you're not familiar with a moonbow, think rainbow -- only lunar powered! They're sort of a double reflection that forms when light from the sun is reflected by the moon and then reflected in a spray of water (like that from a waterfall). You need a full moon and a clear night. They're very rare and can only be seen in a handful of places around the world -- Yosemite being one of the most famous. In Yosemite, you generally want a full moon in April-June. Well, last Sunday night was indeed the full moon, but we were thwarted by cloud cover. Since we were unable to see it or get pictures, I'm including a stock picture to give you an idea of what one looks like.
“This grand arc of color, glowing in mild, shapely beauty in so weird and huge a chamber of night shadows, and amid the rush and roar and tumultuous dashing of this thunder-voiced fall, is one of the most impressive and most cheering of all the blessed mountain evangels.”
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