Contemplate the beautiful

Yosemite on Fire-4

“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.”

Edgar Allan Poe ~American short-story writer, editor, poet and critic (1809-1849)

Photo by Joseph Mikus

This photograph along with several others was taken by Joseph Mikus during a massive wildfire that raged along the north side of Yosemite in late August. The artist, whom I met in Curry Village while on a coffee run, shares his work with my gratitude.  -JEM

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Author:James

I’m a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.

  • "If all we look for is the good and beauty in ourselves and others, there is a good chance that's what we find."

  • "If all we look for is the good and beauty in ourselves and others, there is a good chance that's what we find."