The Yosemite by John Muir with photographs by Galen Rowell

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Dear Friends
I greet you from Yosemite


The Yosemite by John Muir with photographs by Galen Rowell is a beautiful coffee table book. John Muir, naturalist and conservationist, wrote poetically of his journeys, discoveries, and adventures through Yosemite’s wonderland of scenery. In this edition of Muir’s classic, Galen Rowell offers his vision… color photographs of Muir’s inspirational words about his beloved wilderness of Yosemite.

Celebrating the purity of the landscape Muir loved, Galen unveils bare mountain peaks and snow-filled and mist-filled scenes. He captures the pristine character of nature on a smaller scale as well, with intimate photographs of colorful autumn dogwood foliage and a bouquet of primroses growing among massive rocks. An ideal companion to Muir’s poetic prose about this wild yet intimate Yosemite are Galen’s poetic photographs.


His photographs are in beautiful harmony with Muir’s words: “everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer, and give strength to body and soul alike.” Those of us who experience Yosemite agree whole-heartedly with Rowell and Muir…. who both believed that Yosemite was one of the most important places on Earth.Come and experience Yosemite yourself. Stay with Scenic Wonders in a beautiful mountain vacation home or condominium.

Another terrific day in Yosemite

bye for now, Laura

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