What an amazing day! When we left Yosemite, the temp was 60 and it was a beautiful spring day. The waterfalls had all been amazing with the snow melt, the scenery knocked my socks off, and this park is truly a treasure. We had decided to leave by way of Tioga Road, which had been closed the day before. I believe we left during the few hours before the road closed again. The temperature up on the road was 10°, the wind chill was quite a bit below zero, and it was snowing! All along the way, I jumped out of the car, set up the tripod with camera, quickly took just a few images, and jumped back in. The road goes over the mountains and ends up at Mono Lake. I recommend that drive out of Yosemite!
We were in Vermont that fall for the colors. It had been rainy in New Hampshire with very gray days and muted colors. After a night in charming Montpelier, we awoke to snow, maybe 2 inches! My hopes were dashed because I was sure the colors would be covered with snow. Actually the opposite was true because the the snow enhanced the scenery around us. It melted rather quickly and was gone by the time we came to the end of Hwy. 100. A north to south drive not to be missed anytime, but mostly in the fall. It is a two lane road that meanders through quaint small towns and beautiful scenery. Make plans for next fall!
Another incredible view in Yosemite. Bridal Veil Falls can be seen from Tunnel View, just after entering the park. Because it was spring, all of the falls were grand. Definitely a time of year I would recommend a visit, although winter and fall would also be on my list.
Negozio means “shop” in Italian, explaining the name of this image. We came upon this shop as we strolled through Orvieto, a charming town about an hour north of Rome by train. Orvieto has a gorgeous cathedral that demands a stop there. The countryside surrounding Orvieto is lovely with olive groves and vineyards, and there are small roads to go exploring. Worth a night or two!