Some people are theists. I'm a treeist.
I should warn you, if you don't love trees, you should go do something fun, like finish your taxes.
Redwood forests are humid and filled with ferns. The air is cooler.
Breathe deep. Enjoy the soft redwood chips on the trail under your feet.
This is the Lady Bird Johnson grove. Dedicated by Tricky Dick.
This illuminated tree was magical.
The Corkscrew tree did not disappoint.
You can barely see the tops of coastal redwoods.
The bridge is uneven, but protects the marsh and your boots. Keep wandering, far from the sounds of civilization.
Although California has protected these groves of old growth redwoods, they represent a fraction of the millions of acres of trees that were once here and formed the basis of the timber industry.
After all, they show their age in their bark.
The trees in the Lady Bird grove have been on this planet a long long time.
Future giant, staking out a claim.