On Wednesday morning I got up early to photograph in Yosemite Valley. I knew there was fresh snow in the valley, but I was also hoping for some mist and clearing storm conditions. Sadly there was no mist - just clear blue skies. But it was still beautiful. I made the photo above in a snowy grove of oak trees.
Driving home to Mariposa I was shocked to see poppies - poppies! - along the Merced River west of rock slide detour. It just seems way too early for poppies, but apparently one warm day was all it took. Many were blooming in areas burned by the Telegraph Fire last summer.