Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust…Yosemite with a helping of clouds

Posted: April 26, 2017 in Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge
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Welcome to Wednesday AKA Over-the-hump Day.  I hope your week’s off to a great start.  We’ve had lovely weather, but that’s due to change today, with rain and much cooler temperatures in the forecast.  However, it was a lovely weekend and I got a walk in this morning, so I’m not complaining.  😉

This week’s Photo Challenge Theme is “Wanderlust.”  I know it because I have it.  🙂  When the tea shop where I was working went entirely online, I decided that I wouldn’t start a new job until September and in the interim (February-August), I’d do as much traveling as possible. Unfortunately, my husband can’t come because of lack of vacation days, but fortunately he doesn’t mind me going.  What a guy!

My most recent trip was to Southern California with a side helping of Yosemite.  I’ve shared many of the Yosemite photos on my blog since then.  The morning we left, the clouds created a most magical show, creating dazzling looks at scenery already stunning.  Here’s one of the last shots I took on the way out. To see what it looked like without the fog, just click here.

© janet m. webb 2017

    • Madison, it was a magical day. Right after this shot, the clouds completely covered the park (at least in that area), so I was fortunate. It’s beautiful without clouds, too, but they made every view even more amazing.


  1. Sue says:


  2. That photo can evoke a lot of feelings about religion and/or nature. It is a great shot, Janet. 🙂 I’m sorry to hear you lost your job due to going totally online. I’m guessing that it won’t be too far in the future when people don’t leave their home for work or shopping. Whole new world, I guess.

    • While I was sad to lose that particular job, it was the right time for the owners, so it’s fine. One of the reasons they went online only is precisely what you mention: people shopping exclusively online. Then they complain that all the stores are going out of business. Well, DUH!


  3. Great images of Halfdome. Next time your up this way stop in. I’ll give you a tour of San Francisco. 😀

  4. bythebriny says:

    The light on the clouds is marvellous.

  5. Allan G. Smorra says:

    This is a great photo, Janet. Lots of movement.

  6. Great photo, I love Yosemite, I was there in 2008 and this photo makes me wanderlust.

    • I’d love to go back when I had more time and the weather was good enough to do more hiking. That said, we had a wonderful time and I was blessed to be able to get there.


  7. Dan Antion says:

    I love it when things peek out from behind the fog or clouds.

  8. Sandra says:

    Fantastic! You’re lucky to have that within travelling distance.

  9. anne leueen says:

    the photo with those clouds is marvelous. What luck to capture just that moment.

  10. You certainly caught a jewel of a skyline. Yosemite is a treasure each and every turn.

  11. Anita says:

    It’s a beautiful, beautiful place, Janet.

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  13. dorne whale says:

    Enjoy your travels and keep taking the brilliant images. Good to meet you. x

  14. Nice one J. The early bird catches the worm, and all that. A beaut!

    • Thanks, MB. There were probably lots of worms about on that rainy day (unless they were still too chilled to move), but we didn’t get any. Drat! 🙂 I’m just glad to have caught the photo.


      • Worth getting it printed I think. And give to ‘stay at home’ husband!

      • I imagine I’ll be printing a few from Yosemite. I’m in the process of getting ready to start a small business selling cards and maybe calendars and prints as well. Still in the research stages and organizing/choosing photos. We’ll see how it goes (and when.) My husband is a gem and always encourages me to travel, even when he can’t, as well as earning the money that allows me to do so.

      • Good luck with the venture J. I am also about to start something, but more of that anon! Again – great shot – but if printing, maybe it needs a small crop along the bottom – just a humble suggestion from humble MB!

      • Thanks for the suggestion, MB. I look forward to anon.

  15. Beautiful post, Janet..

  16. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful picture Janet!

  17. Su Leslie says:

    Magical is exactly the right word Janet. Nature works her magic every day and I so enjoy it when people notice and capture the moments to share.

  18. You captured the mystical beauty, Janet. Great entry for this weeks challenge.
    Isadora 😎

    • We had such a short time, but the quality of the trip was in inverse proportion to the time. So glad you liked the shot. I hope you saw some of the other Yosemite posts, as the views were spectacular.


  19. Joanne Sisco says:

    There’s something magical about mountains to begin with, but toss in swirling clouds, and a stunning photo like this one is the result!

  20. yuhublogger says:

    This place is magical! That cloud behind the tree… Wow!

  21. jmacindoe says:

    Beautiful shot!