Mono Basin after an early winter storm

Sunlight breaks through clouds over Crater Mountain after an early winter storm

Over night, the incoming storm that had prevented me from reaching the summit of Mount Dana (and instead led me to a quite lovely loop hike including Dog Lake, Lembert Dome and the Tuolumne Meadows) had brought rain and snow to Yosemite, the Mono Basin and perhaps into western Nevada as well. The landscape looked fantastic with the clouds and the fresh snow – from a mere dusting at the transition between sagebrush steppe, and solid, gleaming white at the higher elevations. It was irresistible.

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Cloudy Cardiff

The rock "tabletops" at the tide pools of Tabletop Reef, Solana Beach, California; April 2016.

Photos from a brief evening visit to South Cardiff State Beach (Seaside State Beach) during a stormy and breezy day earlier in April. I don’t know where the last two weeks went, it feels like I made these photos three days ago, and I’ve built a terrible backlog of images to process and publish by now… (but what else is new?;-)

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