Each February, here in California's Yosemite park, Mother Nature gives us a truly spectacular gift. At approximately 5:30 p.m. local time, as the sun begins to set and winter's shadows are long, the last sun rays of the day shine upon the rock face of Horsetail Falls showcasing a rare combination of events which creates one of the most miraculous sights you may ever see.
This year Mother Nature will cast her golden light upon Yosemite's Horsetail Fall February 16th to February 19th
When the conditions are just perfect, free of snow, rain or fog, the suns rays alone create this magical luminance. The thin ribbon of water that drops from the East Buttress of El Capitan turns vivid orange when backlit by the setting sun. This event in combination with the crisp, frosted, silent beauty of Yosemite will stay with you forever.
If you have not been fortunate enough to visit Yosemite in the winter you must add it to your bucket list. It is an experience like no other.
I wish you a beautiful winter week. I will return with more great treasures tomorrow.