Thursday, March 10, 2011

Two Top Pine Falls

Toptop Vernal Fall Pic snagged from wiki commons...a curio...Two Top Pine looks to have been 'photoshopped' out...(I can see I'm going to have a problem adding pics overtime!...I can move pic to the bottom, where it belongs, but it's a lot work, cutting and pasting...hmmph...)

Top pic: Watkins photo--captions above--from
Southby's book...
Second pic: tinted photo purchased on
ebay--date and photog unknown (detail in Falls (Fall!) indicates a camera that could do that!)
Third pic: painting by Thomas Hill, date 1889, oil on canvas

The Two Top
Pine is just a Snag now, a magnificent snag, it could be said....hiking past the Old Tree, I've often wondered what it was like before....somewhere I heard, one year the Top was snapped off by Lightning...I'll post some more pics hereabout, with some notes too....Falls are Vernal Falls, of course....Indian name: "Piwyack"....(Dome at East End of Tenaya Lake is called Piwyack (little cloud) was the local name of the fall before rechristened as "Vernal" by Lafayette Bunnell, a member of the Mariposa Brigade in 1851.[4][5]....hmmph)

After late Breakfast, paddled out to the Hummock Ponds...Eleven Mallards and clips...Violet Green Swallow, Ravens, Robins, Redwing, Blue Jays, Acorn Woodpeckers....Mama Doe and One Fawn crossing the Road by Lower Falls Crosswalk...sunny blue to quickly cloudy overcast, breezy, Lunch: sat awhile at Ozone Beach Cottonwoods...quiet...Ravens soaring, Robins piping , Blue Jay chattering...

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