Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Per Request!

One of the massive Redwoods
Originally uploaded by egret's nest.
More redwoods. More looks at my yard.

Unfortunately, redwoods are breathtakingly gorgeous and very large -- well, that's not unfortunate, unless you are trying to take a picture of them.

Look up from inside the grove

It is difficult to get an idea of how big and impressive they really are. Coastal Redwoods (the kind in my yard) are the tallest trees in the world. The ones in my yard are 2nd growth. This area was almost completely harvested for lumber 100 years ago during the rebuilding of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake. So, the trees in my yard are young'uns. In Big Basin State Park (9 miles from my house), there are old growth redwoods. They are amazing and wonderful. Here is an interesting article from our local public library.


Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! I have never seen a redwood. You have them growing in your yard?? I read your link twice- what awesome trees!! Thank you. :)

Susan Gets Native said...

What beautiful trees. And what a lucky thing you are, living next to them.
Oh, what would I give to live in the shade cast by redwoods!