My friend Faith sent me a delightful little surprise recently out of the blue! A MINIATURE painting of Yosemite for my dollhouse! (Yosemite Falls, from eBay seller marysfineart):
It now has a place of honor above the mantle inside my dollhouse:
She also sent me this great vintage postcard:
And as if that wasn't enough, a while back she sent me a fabulous matted set of a series of four enlarged photographs her husband John had taken of the natural firefall at Yosemite. They are gorgeous. Here is a vintage postcard showing the firefall (with real fire) that took place for years at the park:
This article from the Modesto Bee newspaper tells the story of the natural firefall. (Enlarge it to read it, please!)
And, just because it seemed like a good idea to add them, here are two more vintage postcards of Yosemite . Both were mailed to my father-in-law. The top one in 1935, the other in 1941:
As Faith always says: Peace, Love, Yosemite, The Great Lakes!
Thank you, Faith! I truly appreciate your friendship, kindness and generosity!