Snow Covered Riverbank (71 of 366)

Dogwood Along Snow Covered Banks of Merced River

2016 Photo a Day (71 of 366): Dogwood Along Snow Covered Banks of Merced River

Somewhere downstream from Mirror Lake, along the banks of the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, I found this lone Dogwood growing near an elbow of the river.  Considering that this single dogwood would be well under water during spring floods and heavy rains, it’s amazing that it is able to survive.  My eye caught how it’s red branches created this reflection in the river, especially with the other trees behind it that happen to have light falling on their upper trunks and could join the reflection.  I’m going to have to remember this dogwood next  time I’m in Yosemite Valley to check in on it’s progress. It’s always interesting to gauge the passage of time using one or two of nature’s yard sticks in the wild.

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