A writer inspired by nature and human nature

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


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" (44)

  1. Thank you for sharing!!.. wonderful pictures and thoughts!!.. reminds one of what one misses if one fails to look… 🙂

    “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”

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    • So glad you stopped by to enjoy David’s fabulous photos of Yosemite, Larry. Dan and I were there in the 1990s and had the opportunity to travel across the country by northern, southern and central routes. Glories abound even in our own back yard when we take the time to notice. ❤ Blessing, my friend…

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  2. Just wonderful!

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  3. Wow. Gorgeous.

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  4. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”
    That’s so true!
    I’m heading off to read the rest of the post. Great share.

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  5. Muir revealed much about America. Was close friend of Theodore Roosevelt.

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    • He did indeed, Carl. We are grateful to two great men for the preservation of awe inspiring parks the public can enjoy. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and chat. 🙂

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  6. 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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  7. Those are outstanding photos, Bette. 🙂

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  8. So beautiful!💖

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

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. How beautiful. Thanks for sharing it, Bette.

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Breathtakingly beautiful Bette both in photos & verse! Thank you for that sweet interlude to a busy day!
    Bless you, ♥

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  19. Stunning images…thanks for sharing, Bette!

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  20. 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. ❤


      • 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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