TO  all the Fathers: A HAPPY FATHERS DAY!


Ready for high mountains and waterfalls ?



One of my non-digital pics. These may be the Cathedral Rocks, but I’m not sure. Xmas trees galore:)
Sitting on these rocks in front of the river in Yosemite National Park to paint this scene,
with a look at Bridal Veil Falls on the right side.
1) (Random: The Good, ABC Wed. -X, Fri Hunt)





Oil, 16 x 20 inch, Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Nat. Park, © St Germain
A painted snapshot of the view of the image above.
This post began because I was missing this plein air) I once painted, when unpacking the rest of my painting in the studio.




Fri Hunt
Begin with V: Bridal Veil Falls
Week’s Favorite: Cathedral Mountains (1)
Splash: more than a splash coming down from the Falls













Here I was painting the view above , sitting on a rock. On many places I can’t use an easel, because there are too many rocks or the incline is too sharp. Fine with me:) Has been “some” years ago, judging from the length of my hair, lol!





Diverting from Yosemite for a moment: I love all kinds of trees, but I have never seen a trunk like this one, so twisted, in Beijing, not far from the Forbidden City.
One Word Sunday Photo: Entwined, Tue Texture, Tue Travel, Travel Photo Thurs )





When outdoors the whole day on a trip, this may be the most important door you see:)
keeping fingers crossed it will be clean inside.
(Tue Treasure, Thurs. Doors






Tiny Buttercups and they are XANTHIC (yellow:) )
Floral Bliss, Makro-Tex: Tiny, ABC Wed. , Floral Fri Foto. Bloom Fri, Weekend Green)





At the patio, underneath the fence, laying in wait for a morsel of food
(Random: the R, Fences ATW, Sat. Critters)








This is in summer, because these meadows are only then without snow! The road to these mountains are usually closed off till May. Love the higher altitudes, even though you have to walk slower at 9000 feet, since there’s less oxygen in the air. Small and subtle reflections in the water.
(Sky Watch, Weekend Reflection)



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40 Comments Add yours

  1. conspicari says:

    Great set of images, love the Yosemite painting. :>)

  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love waterfalls, and the painting is really nice. Good job improvising an easel. I think it’s funny how you can judge time based on your hairstyle 🙂

  3. jesh stg says:

    Sometimes being trendy is a disadvantage when seeing pics from 10-15 years back, I go “Ew, what was I thinking!”

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I hear that a lot around here when we look at old photos.

  5. Sallie says:

    Love the mountains and Yosemite so much …and the door shot made me laugh! I do know just what you mean, believe me, I have been there! Thank you for hosting Seasons… I loved your photo collection there. As you see, travel and camping across the country are things we enjoy!

  6. Great painting of Bridalveil Fall, and neat image of you painting in Yosemite!

    I thought the squirrel was a little log for a second. His shape and coloring really blend in with the wooded area.

    I love the view from the meadow.

  7. I love the view of those mountains from the meadow. I don’t often get to very high elevations. The squirrel appears to by enjoying his day. 🙂 It’s so funny, I can tell when a picture was taken by my hairstyle as well!

  8. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Deborah! The first moment I saw that squirrel I thought the same that it was a log of wood, till I spotted the tail:)Living in LA, Yosemite was for about two decades the green, fresh air and fun we needed!

  9. I love Yosemite and your painting of it’s magnificent waterfall is very beautiful! O+ feet high altitude mountains are still snow filled but it is melting fast as our temperatures go up. We live at 6,000 feet, but visit 14,000 feet mountains which literally take our breath away in more ways than one!

  10. Tamar says:

    Gorgeous! I love your painting, too!

  11. jesh stg says:

    Amy, at times it’s shocking, how I could have thought it would look good on me:):)

  12. Felicia says:

    I love the mountains. your painting is wonderful.

  13. riitta k says:

    Gorgeous views – I loved the twisted tree from Beijing!

  14. bettyl - NZ says:

    They truly are magnificent no matter when or where you see them.

  15. Melody62 says:

    That door is very important to find

    Lovely photo’s , beautiful views as well

    Have a X-traordinary ABC-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    Preview Round 21, starting july 12th

  16. Sharon says:

    Lovely views of these mountains! I especially like the photo of you painting. What a pleasure it must be to capture the grandeur of these mountains in your art. I must stick to photos but I certainly admire your talent!

  17. Roger Green says:

    HA! I thought no one would pick Xmas in June!

  18. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Sharon! Coming originally from a flat land, the mountains have inspired my curiosity to discover what is beyond that hill in front of me. Something tells me that you have more talents than photography:)

  19. Lovely painting, Jesh, and photos. I can guess close enough to what year it was by my hair in photographs, too, lol.

  20. Debbie Smyth says:

    I love your Yosemite piece, Jesh. And that entwined tree is a wonderful shot. And perfect for One Word Sunday – thanks for joining! 🙂

  21. ROFL…..this may be the most important door you will see! Loved your sense of humor and the photographs are wonderful. Keep on painting!

  22. Such magnificent scenes and your photos are amazing! Love your art too my friend. You are so talented!

  23. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely painting but I’m in love with anything Yosemite 😉
    Yes on the trail that door can be a lifesaver, and I remember on a number of occasions approaching one of those and praying it would be “clean” inside 😀

  24. Gorgeous views! Thanks for linking up today!

  25. Peter B says:

    Love the “magnificent mountains” shots and the old outhouse. Have a great weekend!

  26. Xanthic? Well, that’s my new word for today!

  27. Beautiful photos and unbelievable views!

  28. narami says:

    Those images made me draw breath, I can’t imagine how small one must feel in such place. Loved the furry friend. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  29. Mascha says:

    What a famous nature (saw a docu about Josemite) and beautiful painting! I’ve never tried paint outdoor… Cute squírrel and earlier we had such little wooden houses too, today they all are from plastic here in Germany.
    Thanks for joining, enjoy your weekend

  30. Beautiful reflection shot

  31. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Narami. I don’t remember if I felt small amidst mountains, I guess I like “big” nature displays around me. But I do remember that I felt like a sojourner in life.

  32. this is a waterfall worth seeing. And a great painting too 🙂

  33. Love the mountains and getting to see your artwork and the younger you…Michelle

  34. That last mountain photo is breathtaking! Your painting is beautiful, too. The outhouse photo is great. My granny had an outhouse, but I always did my best to avoid having to go in there. haha

    Have a blessed day. 🙂

  35. Mountain views always make me happy, Jesh. 🙂 I like the little heart on the outhouse door, especially after my doors post has a heart in it as well. Have a marvelous week!


  36. Pieni Lintu says:

    Lovely shots – thanks for sharing with us.

  37. scotiaspinner says:

    Such beautiful pictures as always Jesh! The tree is magnificent. I also really like your squirrel – it was interesting for me to compare it with the squirrels I see and notice all the differences.

  38. Teresa says:

    I love all the beautiful mountain scenes! It was nice to see a picture of you in action with your paint brush. Cute, fat squirrel. 🙂 Thanks so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. Have a great rest of your week!

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