Friday, January 3, 2014

THE Trip, THE Encore' :: Avenue of the Giants

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

May 17, 2013, It was a long day, Shelter Cove, Humboldt Redwoods State Park and then the Avenue of the Giants.  On leaving the visitors center I spied this iris.

This is the leaf of a small bush/tree.  The HUGE leaf!

This pole actually is a marker showing where the water level was during a 1984 flood of the Klamath River, 18 feet above flood level.  The water hit that green and red colored board at the top.

We stopped for a walk among the Redwoods, I was also struck by the size of the ferns, they were giants among the giants.

Man walking in the midst of the giants.

A downed tree, which will remain for years and years, slowly decaying, supporting many plants that will help to rot away the log.  Look at the size of that baby!  Taller by far than Man!  (Sorry bout the sun spots reflecting off the lens.)

One last shot of the giants.  Man IS that little blue spot.

It is almost impossible to not come away from the Redwoods without a sense of awe for Mother Nature and time.  They mesmerize and overwhelm.  I swore I heard music from the movie Jurassic Park.  I felt as if I had stepped back in time.


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