Second Glance

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Back to the de Young Museum today to view David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition again, and scope the bling bling of The Art of Bulgari.

A print of Garrowby Hill, Hockney’s 1998 oil on canvas hung in my bathroom when I was a child. I love this painting — but Hockney’s new era of computer drawing isn’t really my thing. His Yosemite iPad drawings put me off — they dulled my interpretation of this intricate wilderness — probably because Yosemite has been a cherished place for me since I was a kid.

Yosemite high country is no facade — it is truly “the range of light”. The Valley is accessible…so why haven’t you visited? Autumn, winter, spring, and summer in Yosemite. Each season offers a brand new perspective.

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(Thanksgiving Twilight, North Dome and Half Dome, Nov 2010)

With some snow, the cross country ski (or snowshoe) jaunt out to Dewey Point on the South Rim will be a-callin!

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One Response to Second Glance

  1. Tedsen says:

    Yosemite has been on my bucket list for awhile now. The snow’s wonder is calling me. I didn’t spent much time in the stuff growing up, and what time I did spend revolved around a ski lodge. College introduced me to snow camping and snowshoeing. And now, I love that white stuff. Although I hate the cold, the snow brings a freshness to the landscape. It’s a purity that’s good for your soul. The redwoods are my sacred haven, but the peacefulness, the spirituality of a place, is something special; something, that when bastardized, is infuriating. And it’s infuriating because it degridates your emotional connection to that place. We have to gaurd what we love like a child who doesn’t know how to protect itself. If we don’t gaurd those sacred places then they won’t be around for the children of tomorrow.

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