My recent vacation in the High Sierra of California produced some amazing pictures. These were taken by my son, Nathan. I thought you might enjoy them. (I’ll get back to my series on Christians in conflict tomorrow.)

lupine-sierra-ndr-8.jpgLupine with a mountain stream in the background.

waterfall-closeup-ndr-8.jpgClose-up of a small waterfall

mark-hiking-8.jpgYours truly hiking. Yes, with trekking poles, which make things much easier for my knees.

Thanks, Nathan, for these great photos!

More from Beliefnet and our partners