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I ♥ Redwoods

During these past few days in and around the Redwood National and State Parks, I have fallen in love.

Maybe I'm just starved of lush, green, wet and living places after having resided in the middle of the desert for nearly 13 years. Or maybe people have been trying for 100 years to preserve this area and these beautiful giants for a damn good reason.

This place is so alive. You can almost hear the deadfall being digested and returned to the earth by the other plants, insects and fungus. Tapping the ground with your foot yields a hollow thud that makes you realize that the entire forest floor is connected. A constant, light cool mist surrounds you that only occasionally turns to rain in the clearings. And the air... (deep inhale)  Ahhhh....

Take a walk with me and experience a small part of the forest for yourself...



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  1. Will you be touring the Hoh rainforest while in Washington? It's not too far from Seattle...although Pete says it was further than we originally expected! :)

    Carol

    http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/temperate-rain-forest.htm

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