Earlier this month,, the art auction house, Brunk Auctions, sold a 1965 print of an Ansel Adams photograph of Half Dome and Moon for $44,800. It was estimated to bring “only” $30K. Guess the bidding fever took over. The sale in Ashville, NC also saw a signed Thomas Moran (1837-1926) water color sell for $1.77 million . It was called ‘Cliffs of Green River – Wyoming Territory, view of Castle Butte.’ Just thought I’d bring a little class to the blog.
This will be a good weekend to stay under the blankets and read a Yosemite book. Winter is hitting the Sierra again. Snow levels will be down to 6500 feet then lower to 4500 feet by Sunday night. High winds may hamper travel below the passes Saturday through Sunday.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Little by little the night turns around. Counting the leaves which tremble at dawn. Lotuses lean on each other in yearning. Under the eaves the swallow is resting. Set the controls for the heart of the sun.” – Pink Floyd
*MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com