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Pictorial Highlight: YOSEMITE Part 1

There’s a reason this place is the third-most-visited National Park in America, and here is some evidence =)

From Glacier Point, Half Dome on the right.

From Glacier Point, Half Dome on the right.

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The amazing snow plant, which lacks chlorophyll, hence the lack of green.

The amazing snow plant, which lacks chlorophyll, hence the lack of green.

A lovely ptarmigan!

A lovely ptarmigan!

Bridalveil Falls.

Bridalveil Falls.

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Eastern CA 5-09 116

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Just a couple steps away from an approximately 275-foot sheer drop =)

Just a couple steps away from an approximately 275-foot sheer drop =)

Travel Theme: RED

Red–passion, blood, iron oxide, a lack of chlorophyll in the case of the Snow Plant, and this week’s travel theme from Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack? blog.

Death Valley.

The magnificent ocotillo plant, this individual flowering in Joshua Tree National Park.

Stunning geology and iron oxide and sedimentary stratification in Red Rock Canyon State Park, in the northern Mojave Desert of California.

Snow Plant in Yosemite National Park; they apparently “supplement [their] nutrient intake by at least partially parasitizing the roots of pine trees by means of a shared mycorrhizal fungus.” (Info found HERE)

Seqoiadendron Giganteum individual in Sequoia National Park, with me for frame of reference. The most voluminous trees in the world.