Mr. B and I just returned from a few days in Yosemite. We were participating in the Chef's week up there and by participating I mean - eating, watching demos, eating, dining, eating and taking in the quiet Winter beauty!
No snow, no rain, the Merced River looks like a trickling creek. But still, the cold beauty takes my breath away!
Yosemite Falls had some water and even some ice formed where the mist rises and freezes. Can you see the white thingy in the center of the photo?
And on our morning drive around the Park we spotted this fellow. I guess he thought he was a pedestrian!
He got tired of posing for photo's and decided to lay down for his close-up shot!
Everything was so quiet and serene.
Except for Mr. Raven who was noisy from dawn to dusk!
Came upon another Coyote who was listening at a mouse hole. He was so patient and would cock his head from side to side while listening to activity inside the hole.
I was waiting for him to do a face plant!
We enjoyed learning about cheeses and how to taste them properly from Peggy & Sue founders of The Cowgirl Creamery! Mmmmm......yum! They were both so funny!
I told Mr. B that it was like spending the day in France where you get a plate of cheese any time of day!
On the final day, Chef David Bazirgan from The Dirty Habit in SF showed us how to make scallops and soup. I wouldn't mind him cooking my meals anytime!!!
While waiting for the evening's sun to set, I took a photo of Half Dome's reflection in the Merced River.
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." --John Muir