Golden! An evening in the meadows of Yosemite Valley

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Driving back to our hotel on our first evening in Yosemite, we passed this beautiful meadow in the middle of Yosemite Valley. The late afternoon sun was shining perfectly through the trees casting a golden glow in the grass and the sky was slowly getting pink, visible above the steep granite cliffs. The meadow was quiet, not another visitor in site, and I asked Michael to pull over so we could let our kids run through the meadow and take in the beauty.

We watched. They played. The kids walked along the old, fallen trees and played with the dried grass. Their golden hair bobbing in and out of the golden grasses. I couldn’t help but ran back to the car for my camera.

We drove home and watched the sun set beyond the cliffs, the sky becoming more and more crimson. It was such a beautiful day, we hardly minded the less-than-memorable pizza we ate for dinner that evening. : )

7 thoughts on “Golden! An evening in the meadows of Yosemite Valley

  1. Courtney, thank you for sharing your adventures on this blog. It is magical what you are providing for your children. And truly priceless. Keep sharing please. Photos are stunning too.

  2. The magical landscape, the guys with straw hair and memorable sunset are very beautiful all together. It is cast a spell on me. And I wait your new notes with impatience each times.

  3. What a beautiful evening! I am so glad you started this blog to document your adventures this year! We are looking forward to following along! May I ask what camera you’re shooting with on your trip? xo! Myndi

  4. Courtney, your writing is elegant and descriptive, a real pleasure to read. It is wonderful to see you and your family exploring together and living so freely! I used to live out in Wyoming and your beautiful words and pictures have me nostalgic for my days in the mountains and eager to take my own girls there to explore it for themselves! Thank you for the inspiration. Wishing you safe and happy trails. Xx

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