The post where I bore you with holiday photos

You could be forgiven for thinking that it was just the usual leisurely posting around here, but I have been away. We camped near Yosemite and spent a couple of days exploring the park, then stayed another few days by the Kern River. Yosemite is ridiculously stunning. If they could just lower the temperature by 20 degrees for wimps like me that can't take the heat, it would be perfect.
First attempt at zipper pouches. They came in useful for bribing, I mean rewarding my offspring. My kids get far too excited about the prospect of something new, no matter how boring it might be. I'm dreading the day that they start to compare rewards with their friends and wonder why the tooth fairy has been somewhat more generous to others...
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Translation of the Day:
UK English: holiday = vacation in US English

30 comments:

  1. Isn't that a gorgeous place and your pictures are stunning!

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  2. Stunning photos! Love the landscape pictures, but the deer is my favorite =)

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  3. But you don't get holiday pictures like that in Blighty - I am sooooo in awe.

    Happy holidays,

    Nina x

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  4. I am really rather envious. We're going to the Lakes this summer, where the scenery will be stunning but I am quite certain the weather won't compare with yours ...

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  5. Do you know, I don't think anyone could class those photos as boring! Certainly beats the everyday beach shots...

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  6. Now that's what I call spectacular scenery. Worth braving a bit of heat for I reckon!

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  7. Wow, those are stunning - what camera do you use?

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  8. Camping and National Parks! You should be my husband's wife! No, just kidding ;-), but you just had his ideal vacation. Maybe when my kids are older we'll make it a reality.

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  9. bore?! the photos are amazing - i've always wanted to go to yosemite, and so far have had to live through others vicariously. what an amazing time!

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  10. What a vacation and such stunning photographs. It is quite hot enough here in the UK at the moment and I can imagine the heat.
    You can bribe me anytime if you go on holiday to places like that.
    Glad you had a good time.

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  11. Lovely photos.

    I especially love that the deer looks like it's got some kind of funky earring going on ;)

    We're going to the lakes too this year but like dottycookie said, i'm sure the weather will be pants compared to yours!

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  12. Looks like you had a great time - what an amazing place.

    Love the little zipper pouches and what a great first attempt:)

    It has been forever since I have visited - off to catch up.

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  13. I love the photo of the dragon fly.
    And, holiday photos are not boring!

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  14. I love being bored by you !!!! Please, keep boring us !

    www.d-un-bout-du-monde-a-l-autre.com

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  15. The photos are stunning, not boring at all.
    I love the little zipper pouches too, great first attempt.

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  16. Hi there from Greece, I have friends from the U.K. over here and I am used to that ,they are teachers so they say it alot and they book airline tickets 3 months in advance to get good fair which impressed us,whereas the Greeks try to get the best deal the last minuet, I was at yosemite last summer ,stayed at june lake it"s beautifull there

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  17. O wow! These photos are stunning. What incredible beauty this world has to offer.
    Stunning.
    Love, Anne x

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  18. wonderful photos! cute wallets :-)

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  19. I love your pictures! I have not made it to Yosemite yet but hope to go someday. It looks so beautiful.
    Liking your zipper pouches... especially the skull and crossbones one. That is a project that has been on my to-do list and just haven't found time to try.

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  20. What stunning photos, especially the one of the blue dragonfly. I never get bored of seeing holiday snaps. In fact I've just posted a similar blog post of our trip to Cornwall. :)

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  22. I'm so glad I chose today to pop in to your blog. We had a fabulous holiday in Yosemite a couple of years ago. We stayed in an RV (that was an experience in itself!!) and went into Sequoia too. The most amazing time.

    Kate

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  25. Beautiful photos! I just tried zipper pouches for the first time also, I love yours!

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  28. I wanted to let you know that I awarded you the "I heart your blog award".
    Congratulations.

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  29. Great pics. I have a set like that somewhere - we visited Yosemite about 16 years ago - fab.

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  30. Hello! I just found your blog (by way of Aux Petit Oiseaux) - it's lovely.

    I have fantastic memories of my trip top Yosemite in 2002 - thank you for bringing them flooding back....it really is an amazing place.

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