Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Vacation in the Sierra Nevada

I've been astonishingly busy with mundane things since coming home from my mini-vacation. I have finally managed to pull a few photos to share. This trip was mostly about my dog Rusty. Since he has cancer and only a limited amount of time left on this planet, I decided he needed some time in the mountains. Even though I haven't lived there for years, the Sierras are still the place I feel most at home and at peace. And what better place for a dog to enjoy hiking, canoeing, wading, rock climbing? It had been too long since we'd had the opportunity for such things. All of us benefitted from the fresh air, cool, crisp water, brief rainstorms, and lazy afternoons with the sound of aspens in the breeze...

Lake Mary, Mammoth Lakes, California

Stump & Roots, Lake Mary

Twin Lakes, Mammoth Lakes, California

Serene Lake, Rock Creek Canyon

Serene Lake, Rock Creek Canyon

"I want that piece of bark, but I don't want to get wet..."

"I can almost taste it!"

"Mommy, this is rather nice..."

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~ John Muir


  1. Love the beauty captured...
    That must have been so theraputic for all.
    I am so sorry to hear about your dog, what beautiful place to spend time together.

  2. Oh wow!! What a beautiful place!
    It all looks so clean and crisp! I can almost feel the clean air flowing in my lungs......
    Your dogs must also feel at home there I guess!
    Hope you had a terrific holiday!

  3. Yes, the dogs certainly think it's the best place on earth. We all had a hard time coming home.


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