Friday, April 30, 2010

Brenda's Photo Challenge / Circles, AND Color Carnival


A few of the stained glass windows in the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley, California USA.
Brenda's Photo Challenge
The theme is circles.

This is an early spring view of the Ahwanhee Hotel nestled below the Royal Arches in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California USA.

My husband and I had lunch before the window where the waiter is standing.
We were told that Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip shared the same table some years ago.
I guess we couldn't complain about the view...

because this is what we were able to see outside that window!
Not bad, huh?

And then the real treat...we were able to watch this beautiful creature grazing not too far from the "famous" window!

19 comments:

EG Wow said...

Woe! Those windows are gorgeous. What a lot of work into designing them let alone making them!

Denise said...

An amazing experience and your photos are amazing too.

Martha Z said...

The best table in the house. We once were seated there, what a treat!

Monica said...

Those photos made me homesick for when I lived in the Bay Area and could easily drive to Yosemite National Park. (sigh)

Beautiful photographs, thank you for allowing me to return via your photographs. =)

Scott said...

These are so pretty. I've got to get to Yosemite and spend a few days. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jama said...

A beautiful window with a beautiful view to match!

Donna said...

LOVE your Circles Girl!! Beautiful windows!
Your Carnival challenge shots are really pretty!
hughugs

KMOYMAMA said...

I understand that great nature and wild animals are well preserved in Yosemite National Park! You must have enjoyed the special treat at this hotel restaurant!

Martha said...

How gorgeous Carolyn! Can't get anymore colorful than those beautiful windows for color carnival :-)

wenn said...

very colorful indeed!

fredamans said...

Love this collection! Especially the deer.

Ann said...

Amazing collection of photos.

Spiderdama said...

What a beauty that last one!!

Donna said...

The stained glass windows are positively gorgeous! Wow, oh wow!!! And you are so lucky to visit that wonderful hotel. Be still my heart, LOL. It's on my bucket list!!!

Butterfly Gardener said...

Wow! Beautiful windows! Great Job!

Pat said...

Gorgeous stained glass windows! Wow! That's one of the few National Parks that we have not visited on the west coast. You should have felt very honored sitting at that table, not only because of the previous guests, but because of that beautiful view!

Brenda said...

The windows are stunning and perfect shots for the photo challenge!

Jeanne said...

What bautiful windows! Lovely colors. Enjoyed your Yosemite pictures as well!

Dave said...

You're very lucky to gaze on these beautiful creatures. I love it in B&W.