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Friday, April 13, 2012

Reflections of the Creator's Beauty

Reflections of the Creator’s Beauty

          All created beauty is a dim reflection of the beauty of its Creator.  We know that everything that is good comes from God, and the goods of this world are foretastes of the goods of Heaven.  They pale in comparison, of course, but we are meant to recognize God in the things He has made.  This past week I was blessed to spend some time enjoying the beauty of the Yosemite Valley with my family and some friends.  Below are some pictures of the wonderful things God has created there.  Since we were hit with rain and snow this week I’ve included some pictures from another recent trip.

Wildcat Falls - a lesser known but easily accessible waterfall that usually dries up in early summer.  One of my favorites.

Half Dome

One of the local residents

The Merced River

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

The view from Tunnel View

El Capitan

Nevada and Vernal Falls

Fern Spring

Ribbon Falls - My oldest son's favorite.

Bridalveil Falls - A favorite for post cards.