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Yosemite Valley Color

A few days ago I posted some roadside color taken on the drive to the Valley, where I walked to Mirror Lake and explored the Valley a little. It was a misty day and unusually quiet and empty of people (like it used to be when I came in the fifties.)

I posted a different but similar shot on the Yosemite Facebook page the other day.
Willows
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Black oaks are looking nice on the east end, big leaf maples on the west. If you go, I suggest driving the west end loop (Fern Spring etc.) first before continuing into the Valley.
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Even the store looks good.
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Ravens hang around wherever you go, especially at Mirror Lake.

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They mate for life. Usually the male hangs around, with the (smaller) female often following when it is deemed safe (I suppose.)
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The sand bar formerly known as Mirror Lake.
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