A Walk Among the Giants
“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It's not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”
- John Steinbeck
It was a day to walk among these giants. Blue skies and cool temps. They are amazing. The size of these trees never ceases to amaze me. The other moss covered trees, the ferns, the filtered sunlight give it a surreal feel. The quiet of the forest seeps into your soul. So thankful these have been saved for the enjoyment of all. I’ve decided to let my photos and words of others tell my story. Enjoy.
“You've seen one redwood, you've seen 'em all, right?
How many times, really, can you wander through a patch of redwoods and be silenced by the sheer beauty of these 2,500-year-old things? How many times does staring at a tree that was around when the Romans ruled the world make your life seem irrelevant? How many times can you be flat-out amazed by the sheer tenacity of redwoods to survive for 25 centuries?
Every time, actually, if you have any soul at all, because redwoods in California are, in fact, a big deal.
Seen one redwood, seen 'em all, right?
Get a life. Hug a tree. Get a crick in your neck. Be humbled.”
Zeke Wigglesworth, Mercury News