A writer inspired by nature and human nature


Oh, the wonders of it all…  ~Bette A. Stevens https://www.4writersandreaders.com

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yosemite (5 of 1) Dusk approaching Washburn Point ~d nelson

With thanks to one man’s
total conviction to conserve & protect,
we can find our faith
in being a small, but mindful part
of earth, sky & beyond’s grandeur .

The italicized words of John Muir
elegantly illustrate my photos, below.

Mirror Lake reflects as sun rises over Half Dome ~d nelson

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!

Stoneman meadow sun up ~d nelson

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

I did not climb El Capitan ~d nelson

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Tenaya Creek taking off ~d nelson

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.

Another glorious Sierra day in which…

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Comments on: "John Muir’s Divine Yosemite Conviction" (34)

  1. What an amazing landscpe…

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    • It’s breathtaking, Sue… Dan and I visited Yosemite National Park in 1991 and were overcome by it’s grandeur and beautify. Thanks for stopping by to check it out. ❤

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      • A Californian friend of mine, who loves our ancient hills, told us of Yosemite, saying that while England has a beauty that is on a human scale, Yosemite is on the scale of Divinity. I can see that.

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  2. Stunning images…thanks for sharing, Bette!

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  3. Breathtakingly beautiful Bette both in photos & verse! Thank you for that sweet interlude to a busy day!
    Bless you, ♥
    Jennifer

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  4. smiling to your kind sharing, Bette, thanks!
    i’m happy knowing of your deep appreciation
    of that inspiring park, also/
    we very much enjoyed our holiday there
    just last week. the picture taking weather was a gift.
    i’ll wait to return until after the summer.
    may your day be well, david 🙂

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  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and pictures!.. nature is beautiful in its own way, even in ones backyard… 🙂

    Until we meet again;
    May dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    And the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you.
    (Irish Saying)

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  6. Great post! Breath taking photos. We do live in a beautiful world! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing it, Bette.

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  8. Yosemite is an experience in itself! Breathtaking images Bette, seem so professional. I have my own images of Yosemite but not that good! Thanks for sharing.

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    • David (SmileCalm Blog) has blessed us with his magnificent photography taken at Yosemite recently. Had to share and so glad you stopped by to take them in… Our blessings abound! ❤

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  9. Beautiful, inspiring photos. We went to Muir Woods the last time we were in SF – what a magical place!

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    • Magical indeed, Noelle! We lived in CA from 1994-2001 and traveled the coast from San Diego to Canada. My early childhood was spent in San Jose and I have so many wonderful memories. America is a wonder from coast to coast. ❤ Our blessings abound! Have a beautiful week, my friend. xo

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  10. Incredible! We live on such a beautiful planet! Thanks for sharing, Bette!

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  11. Those are glorious pictures. I’ve seen much of this first-hand and these images do them credit.

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  12. What a great post and beautiful photos, Bette. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Between the magnificent photography and wonderful quotes, we’ve been wowed! Dan and I visited Yosemite in 1994 and I was besotted by its beauty. Thanks so much for taking time to visit and for the note, Diana. My thoughts are with you on your journey. ❤

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  13. So beautiful!💖

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  14. Those are outstanding photos, Bette. 🙂

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  15. Now you’re talking! If there is one place on earth that literally says, “God,” it’s Yosemite Valley. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures. 🙂

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