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Upper Market (Finally) Gets an Awesome New Bike Lane

Upper Market (Finally) Gets an Awesome New Bike Lane



2018-04-17T00:25:38+0000

A fresh lick of green paint and some beautiful new cement buffers are turning Upper Market from a risky corridor to a safe route home.

Bike commuters heading home last week will have encountered a new set of obstructions as they huff and puff up Market Street past Octavia: a slew of orange cones. Unlike their vehicular counterparts, however, these temporary obstacles blocking the bike lane are harbingers of a positive change. It...



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A skyline is so simple, but conveys so much meaning. Just a line, dividing the observable world in half; separating the earth and everything connected to it from the infinite sky.

City skylines are often immediately recognizable to the denizens of a city or region. Yosemite Valley's skyline may be even more globally recognizable; flanked by El Capitan and the Cathedral rocks and punctuated by the universal silhouette of Half Dome, central and steadfast.

What does Yosemite's skyline evoke in you? ...

A skyline is so simple, but conveys so much meaning. Just a line, dividing the observable world in half; separating the earth and everything connected to it from the infinite sky. 

City skylines are often immediately recognizable to the denizens of a city or region. Yosemite Valleys skyline may be even more globally recognizable; flanked by El Capitan and the Cathedral rocks and punctuated by the universal silhouette of Half Dome, central and steadfast.

What does Yosemites skyline evoke in you?

 

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I got this shot last weekend just as the skyline was broken by the sunrise. It was worth waiting in the freezing cold and the drive through the night to witness it.

This is my skyline photo 😎

beautiful

Love shooting images of the valley during a full moon

Ashish Pandya that sunrise tho

Seeing this picture of 'Yosemite's Skyline' brings back all of the memorable nights with my family sitting in the middle of the meadow out on the boardwalk near Curry Village. What a beautiful sight, surrounded by dark shadows of the huge granite walls, and the bright starry night up above us. 😍

Yosemite's skyline makes me wonder at the beauty of the earth - and the strong impression that El Capitan gives makes me feel that same strength in my own being and in my own life. Can't wait to visit and see this for myself one day!

Such beautiful words for a beautiful place.

Love yosemite

It evokes friendship and tranquility. My Yosemite skyline photo from a couple of years ago

There is also peace in darkness

Such beautiful words for a beautiful place.

Perfect description.

Home

Tranquility 💜

Peace

Nostalgia.

Love it

Sander Uittenbosch bijna 💖💋💗

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Happy World Book Day! What are you currently reading?

Pictured here: "Two Girls Reading," Pierre-Auguste Renoir, France, circa 1890-1891 ...

Happy World Book Day! What are you currently reading? 

Pictured here: Two Girls Reading, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, France, circa 1890-1891

 

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Just finished Camus The Plague & now going to read about works of Bosch.

“Every Man Dies Alone” by Frans Hallada - the parallels to our current state are frightening...

The God of small things, Bring me back, The red Saree and Fraulein Schmidt and Mr.Anstruther

I am reading Long Life by Mary Oliver.

Space Opera by Catherine Valente-

Caroline by Sarah Miller

Always have been in love with Renoir and his paintings.

Stunning. Miss it. Old school.

Blanca Marroquin future Emmy

Look Pat! Maddy’s new book ❤️

Su inigualable peluliaridad

The Child by Fiona Barton

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This bowl was carved from a single piece of wood. Similar bowls were used in feasts to honor deceased ancestors on Lou Island, one of the Admiralty Islands. Feasts involved the entire community, and the bowls were used communally. Each of the Admiralty Islands, which are located to the north of the Papua New Guinea mainland, is known to have a different artistic specialty for its ceremonial objects.

See "Feast Bowl," Papua New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Lou Island, circa 1800 in the Art of the Pacific Gallery, Ahmanson building, level 1. ...

This bowl was carved from a single piece of wood. Similar bowls were used in feasts to honor deceased ancestors on Lou Island, one of the Admiralty Islands. Feasts involved the entire community, and the bowls were used communally. Each of the Admiralty Islands, which are located to the north of the Papua New Guinea mainland, is known to have a different artistic specialty for its ceremonial objects.

See Feast Bowl, Papua New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Lou Island, circa 1800 in the Art of the Pacific Gallery, Ahmanson building, level 1.

Focus.

Ears erect, muscles still, the coyote waits, one paw raised, in the brisk morning air. She has heard something — the sound of a blade of grass rubbing against another — and is completely invested in what little morsel of an animal may have produced it.

She takes a cautious step forwards, ears swiveling like satellite receivers, and then stops again. She tenses her body for a moment. The air is quiet.

With one swift motion, she expels all of the energy from her hind legs and vaults herself silently into the air, making a graceful arc before striking the ground firmly with both front paws and burying her nose in the grass...!

No vole yet. Her stomach growls.
She continues her search. ...

Focus.

Ears erect, muscles still, the coyote waits, one paw raised, in the brisk morning air. She has heard something — the sound of a blade of grass rubbing against another — and is completely invested in what little morsel of an animal may have produced it. 

She takes a cautious step forwards, ears swiveling like satellite receivers, and then stops again. She tenses her body for a moment. The air is quiet. 

With one swift motion, she expels all of the energy from her hind legs and vaults herself silently into the air, making a graceful arc before striking the ground firmly with both front paws and burying her nose in the grass...!

No vole yet. Her stomach growls.
She continues her search.

 

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Hi! I'm from Argentina. I need información about the routes to Yosemite Valley. Is posible go from San Francisco? What is the route more accessible? I hope your answer.

Ya, beautiful till it carts off with your “fluffy” cat or dog.

My German Shepherd does the same thing but cocks her head and listens before digging.

Whomever is managing the facebook does an amazing job. I lived in El Portal and Crane Flat about 15 years ago. I love Yosemite! I love that I get to stay connected through this venue. Thank you for the amazing photos and posts.

Reminds me of what my dog does sometimes

We observed a pair of coyotes up in Tuolumne Meadows last year,hunting a small ground animal. They were the largest coyotes I have ever seen. Some other hikers even thought they were wolves.I know there are no wolves in Yosemite. These were very healthy specimens with beautiful thick coats. They worked as a team, and very skillfully got their prey and trotted off together to enjoy their dinner.

Reading the caption I can hear it being narrated by the legendary Sir David Attenborough in my head! What an excellent capture too!

Who writes this stuff? Good job, love it! Thank you

Great Capture With An Awesome Narrated Theme💚

I remember camping at the base of Clouds Rest and hearing the packs of coyote howling together as tha sun was setting. Such an awesome experience!

Amazing picture! The coyotes in Yosemite are beautiful. I live in the desert. Big difference

My favorite of all animals! So beautiful, sly and adaptable. When they pass by my desert dining table window at breakfast, I say, "Hello, my friend!"

My yellow lab/shepherd mix, Maggie would do this exact dance with her food,every day. I wish I had this on video as I haven't seen this before or since with any dog. She was 50 lbs and a little unusual looking. I always wondered if there was a little coyote, she had a long narrow snout, and a terrific prey instinct. She was a love to those of us on 2 feet, but not very tolerant of 4 legged creatures. She tried to bite a Buffalo in the nose once, under a fence rail. Luckily she was leashed! I miss her very much.

They sure are fun to watch! And so much prettier fur coats and not scrawny as in coyotes I've observed elsewhere. Thanks coyotes, bobcats, birds of prey & other critters for lowering abundant rodent population!

So lucky to see one when my family and I visited Yosemite NP. Was a very special moment. The coyote was running down the middle of the road. Slowed the car down and pulled over and it ran straight past close to the door and eyeballed us as it passed. Will never forget it. Love Yosemite.

That is a well fed coyote. Now is it pronounced kyot (with a long o) or kyotee? I won't go into Yosemite.

She should come to my house, I've got plenty of voles to hunt

I love this park's FB posts! Kudos to whomever is writing them, they really convey the magic of nature!

I have a ton of voles here in Virginia if she would like to take a small vacation

She needs a flood in the valley to help.

We all do that. Sort of. Sometimes the growling comes from a speaker in a box

I am going to share your magnificent photo!

Kelsey also footage of Timon playing with his squeaky toys

Megan. You and Zach will like this.

Kaylee, who does this remind you of?
Jean?
🐺❤

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"It suddenly struck me that one of the themes of all narratives of emergency is to shatter continuity."-John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah's three-channel video installation Vertigo Sea (2015) is a visual odyssey that explores, among other topics, the greed and cruelty of the whaling industry. #EarthDay #VertigoSea🌎First seen at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the three-screen film work is a sensual, poetic, meditation on man's relationship with the sea and an exploration of… ...

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Happy #EarthDay from Kenneth Mattingly's Earth, Outbound (1972) ✨🌎✨ ...

Happy #EarthDay from Kenneth Mattinglys Earth, Outbound (1972) ✨🌎✨

It's John Muir's 180th birthday! What's your favorite John Muir quote?

Here's one of our favorites:
"Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality." ...

Its John Muirs 180th birthday! Whats your favorite John Muir quote?

Heres one of our favorites:
Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.

 

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“Do you know the origin of that word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going, they would reply, "A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them."

"The mountains are calling and I must go."

The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love. ❤

Not too long ago we visited John Muir's house in Martinez CA. (I highly recommend
it) We learned a lot about John Muirs wife "Louie" who truly loved and understood her husband and his need to be in nature. When he would be getting "anxious" she commented to him that he had "low altitude sickness" and encouraged him to go to higher ground to be cured. I suffer from that same affliction myself!

Here's a quote that John Muir wrote in the housebook of Charles Lummis. Muir, along with his daughters Wanda and Helen, visited Lummis at his home in Los Angeles in June 1905.

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." ❤️

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.

John Muir

"I went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in." Posted at the trailhead to Palisades Glacier, Big Pine. I want to go!!

"Brought into right relationships with the wilderness, man would see that his appropriation of Earth's resources beyond his personal needs would only bring imbalance and begat ultimate loss and poverty by all."

Thank you, John Muir!

"WHEN California was wild, it was one sweet bee-garden throughout its entire length, north and south, and all the way across from the snowy Sierra to the ocean. "

"the mountains are calling and I must go" I gave my daughter a t-shirt with this on it because we love Yosemite and John Muir so much

"Amid all this seeming babel of baas as they streamed over the hills every mother and child recognized each other’s voice. In case a tired lamb, half asleep in the smothering dust, should fail to answer, its mother would come running back through the flock toward the spot whence its last response was heard, and refused to be comforted until she found it, the one of a thousand, though to our eyes and ears all seemed alike.” -John Muir, ‘My first summer in the Sierra’

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

"When I first caught sight of it I was 50 miles away; afoot, alone, and weary. Yet all my blood turned to wine, and I have not been weary since" - John Muir about Mt. Shasta, CA ❤

I don’t know any of quotes but I was in a Redwood forest and I heard someone say, look at those trees, and no one was there

"Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God."

- John Muir

“thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity...” (Muir)

“The Mountains are calling and I must go!” John Muir
My heart wishes I could do just that, and live what time is left in my beloved mountains.

Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted. If you are business-tangled, and so burdened by duty that only weeks can be got out of the heavy-laden year … give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.”

“Every tree is loaded with fairy bloom, bending down the branches, and hushing the singing of the elastic needles. When the storm is over and the sun shines, the dazzling snow at once begins to settle and shift and fall off the trees in miniature avalanches; the relieved branches spring up and shake themselves dry, and the whole green forest, fed and refreshed, waves and sings again rejoicing. . .”

Happy Birthday, John Muir. You gave us so much!! Your legacy lives on!! One of my favorite quotes is: "Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." ...... Thank you, too, to my father, who introduced me to all this glory when I was a very little girl, many, many years ago!!

"Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever." (with fond memories of days at Happy Isles)

John Muir, conservationist spoke about Yosemite Valley-
“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.”

My favorite is:

“Don’t ever allow drilling in the national parks or public lands. Also, watch out for the guy that tries to jack up the entry fee.”

“It is delightful to observe the assembling of these feathered people from the woods and reedy isles; herons white as wave-tops, or blue as the sky, winnowing the warm air on wide quiet wing; pelicans coming with baskets to fill, and the multitude of smaller sailors of the air, swift as swallows, gracefully taking their places at Nature’s family table for their daily bread.”
-John Muir-

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It’s National #LookALike Day! 👥 🤣

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Is this what losers in Stockholm syndrome with a narcissist doc do? It's the team formerly known as the clippers so yes. #tragic #payfatpeopletositonthejeromescouch

Is there anything more that people like me who do get results in life and are at the top of our games at what WE do, can do to fund the lifestyles of and try to be converted to narcissistic supply by Stockholm Steve for people like doc and Austin who are straight up evil and who are narcissists therefore never get results but want to hold you hostage, line their pockets, and have you clap for them anyway because they need narcissistic supply? www.facebook.com/sportstmz/posts/1887563918200955 Lolololz. Omg Steve ballmer (having accepted this serving narcissists is his role in life,) took this question seriously. 😂Yeeouch buddy, hire a tumbleweed sweeper for the aisles of staples, it'll be needed again this year.

Oh god no

Have you ever explored Yosemite at night?

The sky is dark, but enough light emanates from the billions of pinpoint-stars to illuminate the Valley walls in an illustrious dull silver glow. As your footsteps approach the edge of a flooded meadow, the dull chirruping hum you had heard from afar becomes a glittering roar of frog calls, punctuated by tiny splashes and the sounds of grass moving in the calm night air.

The moon begins to rise over a (now silhouetted) valley wall. The stars are dimmed, but the valley becomes flooded with cool light. If you are extremely lucky, the illuminated spray at the base of Yosemite Fall becomes an arc of white light: The fabled moonbow, which if observed very carefully by a distinguishing eye, even expresses some of the faded colors of a rainbow.

As humans, we tend to fear what we don't know, and the darkness has long had connotations of danger or unwelcomingness. In Yosemite Valley, though, the nighttime is a secret world: The whole park, free from crowds or traffic, alive with starlight and wildlife, and open to all those awake to experience it.

This National Park Week, as the National Park Service focuses on our Park Stars, we challenge you to experience a national park or protected area at night. #FindYourPark #AfterDark #StarrySkies ...

Have you ever explored Yosemite at night?

The sky is dark, but enough light emanates from the billions of pinpoint-stars to illuminate the Valley walls in an illustrious dull silver glow. As your footsteps approach the edge of a flooded meadow, the dull chirruping hum you had heard from afar becomes a glittering roar of frog calls, punctuated by tiny splashes and the sounds of grass moving in the calm night air.

The moon begins to rise over a (now silhouetted) valley wall. The stars are dimmed, but the valley becomes flooded with cool light. If you are extremely lucky, the illuminated spray at the base of Yosemite Fall becomes an arc of white light: The fabled moonbow, which if observed very carefully by a distinguishing eye, even expresses some of the faded colors of a rainbow.

As humans, we tend to fear what we dont know, and the darkness has long had connotations of danger or unwelcomingness. In Yosemite Valley, though, the nighttime is a secret world: The whole park, free from crowds or traffic, alive with starlight and wildlife, and open to all those awake to experience it. 

This National Park Week, as the National Park Service focuses on our Park Stars, we challenge you to experience a national park or protected area at night. #FindYourPark #AfterDark #StarrySkies

 

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Summer 2017 😍😍

I worked in the park during summer and fall of 08.. in the middle of the night me and my partner rode our bikes to cooks meadow and laid in the grass to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. I was scared we'd run into a wild animal but I was exhilarated. It was so dark and so amazing. I'll never forget it as long as I live..

Was there last year for the Perseid meteor shower! Amazing!

'My family' has always made a part of every Yosemite Trip to go out and experience the "nighttime secret world". We've made it a 'family tradition' to stay up late and go out and explore the Park "after dark"; by doing so, we have made and continue to make special memories we all cherish! ❣
Lisa, Beatty, John, Melanie, Marina, Adaniah

One of my favorite night locations!

Tunnel View by the light of a full moon. June 2015. Yosemite is magical at night!

Do you offer guided night tours or star gazing for park visitors?

I saw the Northern Lights hiking in the backcountry of Chilnualna Falls. I’ll never forget it as long as I live.

I spent so many summer vacations there watching the fire falls and hearing all the noise in the meadow. Hanging out good from a tree so the best wouldn't get it.
Best memories of my life. My parents loved it there.

I remember playing in the tunnel at night, kinda eerie! Mostly I remember being up in the Glacier Point area, the full moon on the slabs of granite was indescribable. So long ago, summer of 1968! 🙃

My son, Matt, has hiked the John Muir trail alone which took over a week. It must be an unforgettable experience.

Back to Little Basin, and I'm staying over too. Have to return griddles that went w stove, so will enjoy some stars, too

Very scary at night! 😱 I walked from our cabin to main office for wifi/to text my family and I prayed nothing would eat me lol

I've hiked most of the John Muir trail, beautiful country, especially in the early 60's w fewer people!

For the first time of my life I was there 4 summers ago with my family, we did not make reservations and every lodge, hotel, motel we tried to stay at had no vacancy, we slept in the car, before getting into the car we had the chance to appreciated the most amazing sky I have ever seen in my life, I felt blessed to be there, a night I will never forget for the rest of my life

We did the starry night with a ranger last june. It was so amazing i have never seen the stars in the millions in the sky at once. I highly recommend doing the tour

We watched the sunset and then did some stargazing at Glacier Point last summer. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Yosemite.

Have been there a couple times at night. Stunning! Twice came face to face with a cougar who looked me straight in my eyes directly to my soul. One of the most amazing experiences of my life!

We used to spend a week in Tuolumne Meadows every summer (until bots took over the reservations). One year we saw the space station and the space shuttle fly over hours after they had separate. My husband and sons also usually attend the star talk at Lambert Dome while we are there.

I just read a similar account in the Arizona highways Magazine he was talking about the same thing scored

Late night picnic at Glacier Point during full moon. May not be good for stargazing, but beautiful for rock formations, etc. Can just make out some of the Falls such as Nevada.

And go underneath a tree 🌲 at night,, you’ll be mesmerize by a twinkling ✨ lights like a Christmas 🎄 tree !!! It’s beautiful !! 😳😳

OMG!
How perfect!
Where ever I was at night, there was too much light to see that.
And are profectic, as well.
What a delight.
Thank you. : )

My favorite spot is either on the El Cap Bridge, hooting at the climbers and watching their headlamps....or being on El Cap hooting at the people on the Bridge :)

Beautiful picture! I wish I could get back there. It’s so close, but I just can’t walk anymore! ❤️

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