I love this place. The land, the trees, the rocks...they sing to me and embrace my spirit when I visit here. It is always very hard for me to leave. My mother, her significant other, my sister & my niece, and my grandmother and her significant other all make their home here. I miss them all very much and I hope that one day in the not so distant future, I will be able to call this place home as well.
This ranch is located about a half hour to a 45 minute drive from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park. The sites and scenery are just breathtaking.
My son and my niece found a place to cool off on one of our hikes this last summer.
There are abandoned gold mines all throughout this area and gold can still be found today if you know what you are looking for. We also regularly find small quartz crystals.
One of my mother's horses having a nice leisurely graze
This is the main ranch house where my mom lives. My grandmother's house is a bit to the left and my sisters mobile home is to the right.
This is the natural spring that runs down in the gorge below the houses. There are many grinding bowls ground into the surrounded rock by the Indians who used to call this place home and back in the center of this photo is a cave that runs back a ways. I promise to get better pictures one of these days.
Some more of the surrounding area.
We will be leaving on Wednesday of next week to go and spend several days at the ranch over Thanksgiving. I can hardly wait. What are your plans for the upcoming holiday? I hope you are spending it with someone or many someones that you love.