Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tree hugger...

When we first got to California we stayed at Crescent City, just north of the famous Redwood National and State Parks. Look closely and you'll see tree hugger, Dick. He couldn't quite get his arms around this huge redwood. Walking through this grove was absolutely amazing. It was kind of cool as we were the only one's in the park at this time. Very quiet so no one saw Dick doing his thing. Only took him an hour to get the bark out of his teeth.
And the ferns were almost as tall as Jackie! Unfortunately, we had to leave CC in the truck as dogs are not allowed on the trail. Of course, we might have lost her in the foliage! I think one more week and there would have been a lot more yellow in the leaves. Oh well we needed to move on.


A beautiful ivy-like plant was growing out of this dead redwood. Just a little hint of red foliage, I guess you needed to be there to really see the beauty.


Jackie had to work at climbing up to sit on this dead redwood. Can you see her there? Wow what a site all those huge trees that could be turned into firewood.




And here is our big pickup, dwarfed by these monstrous trees. A beautiful scene, but hard to describe.


We so enjoyed our time at Crescent City, seeing several groves of redwoods, several beaches, and a lovely little city.
To be continued...

3 comments:

Jen said...

Beautiful!

Amy said...

Impressive photos!

michelle said...

I clicked on the 'leave comments' button thinking I was just going to write, "impressive photos!", but Amy beat me to it!!