Blaise Pascal, PenseĆ© 347: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Camp Curry

When we came into Camp Curry we were greeted by "Ma Curry" herself--and she never went out of character. Wish I had a picture of her. I asked her how long she'd been in Yosemite and she said since 1899. She had a difficult son, Foster, who liked to drink and was banished from Yosemite, so he started his own resort in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Camp Curry, the morning after the rain.

Camp Curry had good lookin' girls!

But it did not meet Fresno State Safety Standards: Trees all over the place, not much lighting, and no surveillance cameras. Gentlemen, Start your chainsaws!

These two don't realize they are entering a high crime area, some of whose residents engage in brazen acts of thievery:

In the evening, you're very close to Sentinel Bridge and a famous view of Half Dome. Best time to take a picture is close to sunset, and there were several photographers with fancy equipment. I got this with a fairly cheap Canon. Is that a picture of Charles de Gaulle on Half Dome?

Deer hang out between the Pizza Shack and the Lounge, which has enough WiFi capacity to run two computers at the same time, so you see a lot of people just staring into screens and waiting.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed your photos and the storyline that accompanied them, especially the one about the chainsaws. Gail you look marvelous out in nature. Have a great time.