Weathered Wood

As we were driving along the Avenue of the Giants we drove across a very cool looking bridge over Elk Creek*. Just after the bridge was a pull-off, so we parked and walked a path down to the creek. There aren’t a whole lot of deciduous trees, so there weren’t many changing leaves. I tookContinue reading “Weathered Wood”

Nature’s Giants

We drove through the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County, stopping whenever we wanted to walk through the woods and explore. Whether the trees were standing or had fallen, their massive sizes left us awestruck. The tallest tree we saw on our trip was “Giant Tree”, which is 363 feet tall (111m) and hasContinue reading “Nature’s Giants”

Magical Woodland

If you ever have the chance to visit the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, DO IT. Put it on your bucket list. This shot doesn’t even do justice to the grandeur of the trees themselves (because these redwoods are on the smaller size). The giants of the natural world really have to be seen inContinue reading “Magical Woodland”

Wild mushrooms

Small,¬†unassuming Never to gain much stature Nestled with giants We found these little guys in Humboldt County, California while we were visiting the redwoods. The minuscule and the majestic in a symbiotic relationship. I cropped the original photo to focus more on the mushrooms. I lowered the highlights and increased the shadows. I used aContinue reading “Wild mushrooms”