Lembert dome in Yosemite just before a storm
Pre-storm light show at sunset over Patriarch Grove
Full-moon set over the Sierras as viewed from the White Mountains
The "sentinel" on County Line Hill.
Miner's shack just before moon set. Lonesome, distant and very tough.
Bristlecone pine wood shacks. Old but still quite sturdy.
Remains of the miners' possessions
Old firewood stove and a still standing stovepipe.
A bristlecone pine snag, still reaches out for the moon.
Domino-like trunks of an ancient bristlecone greeting the gentle morning light- inspite of adversity, this one looks nice and strong.
Cradling the moon
Life is tough at the timberline. Tougher if you have to grow on dolomite rocks instead of friendlier soil.
Winds at high elevations thin out the already sparse trees.
Secrets from the depths of time are etched in these rings of a hollowed-out tree