After our trip to Humboldt County, CA, for a show a couple weeks ago, on the way home we stopped at the Redwoods for a hike. I love that phones have cameras now so we can share things even though we didn't bring a big bulky camera with.
I thought my friends in the East might enjoy the green-green-green of the Northern California Coast. These were taken on Dec. 6, at Jedediah Smith State Park, just outside of Crescent City, CA. Time, about 2 pm, temperature, 55 F. This part of the world would be 55 in August, too, LOL; it's got the most even temperature imaginable - not much seasonality here. I guess that's what these giant trees need. Enjoy.
Beautiful maidenhair fern:
My kiddos inside a hollow fallen redwood log:
My daughter Rachel, always looking to get her picture taken:
The kids hamming it up:
They were a bit grouchy during this hike, and I was like, you're missing school today, so what are you complaining about? Plus, how many people on the planet ever have the privilege of walking among these giants? Plus, it's a miracle there are any redwoods left, the way they were logging them in the 19th and 20th centuries. I never miss a chance to throw in a bit of education, LOL.
Yours truly and DD resting by a big tree:
This is amazing to me. This tree fell some time ago and even though it is wedged in mid-air, all sorts of other baby trees and seedlings have sprung to life in the rotting trunk:
Just like this forest, let us spring to life anew as we change our lives together.
I wish you and yours much peace and love this season!