For the past six years, my big summer party is centered in Tahoe around July 24 to celebrate Bailey. She is a close friend of mine not only because she is cool, active, adventurous, and generous but because her birthday falls right in the middle of summer. Awesome 😉 This year, we decided to head south on the 395 to Mammoth and explore other parts of the Sierras.
The landscape left me so inspired that I kicked myself for forgetting my watercolors. The intense heat of the valley and the dense, dry brush make a striking juxtaposition against the lavender Sierra mountains and pale, blue sky. Aaahhhh…
And the birthday girl!
After a float down the Owens River and multiple hot tub sessions, we packed up camp and drove to June Lake for a dip off the rope swing.
The feathery clouds floating over Lake Topaz on the drive home was the icing on the cake 🙂