Two completely different topics this weekend – and as often happens around these parts, they have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.
This weekend’s Random Shots of Beauty are a couple of leftover shots from my recent Clouds Rest hike with my son. The first one was a somewhat unexpected surprise, in that I’m far more accustomed to looking up at the towering sights in Yosemite rather than down at the ground underfoot:
But there’s just as much beauty to be found down there sometimes, as this field of wildflowers demonstrates.
The next one just struck me as one of those “I can’t imagine how that happened” scenes that are seemingly everywhere you look around Yosemite …
… such as this twisted tree trunk that, if it could talk, would probably have some wild story to tell.
The remainder of today’s post is for my friend Brian, who accompanied me on a large portion of an early morning 30-miler today. After one of the many times he had to wait for me to catch up, I commented that my stiff and creaky legs felt “like that little squeaky camel in the cartoon where Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck find the treasure.” Of course, he had no idea what I was talking about.
Admittedly, you’d have to be a pretty major Bugs Bunny junkie to get the reference – not to mention an even bigger geek to make it. So there you go. The clip below is for his benefit, but consider it yours as well. The camel’s gone by the one-minute mark, but do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing; it’s truly one of the classics.
“Ali Baba Bunny” (click to play):
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