Camping / Hiking at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The Redwoods call me.  They beckon me from deep within the Santa Cruz mountains.

Resisting their call is next to impossible, so I plan … and I go to them.  They always welcome me ‘Home’.

Redwood
My favorite place to commune with them is Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Northern California, about half-way between San Jose and Santa Cruz, near Boulder Creek.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One ~ Snail

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  One
(This week, we want to see photos that focus on one thing.)

So there’s this snail ….. and It visited me one morning while I was meditating underneath the lemon tree.  I didn’t see It until after I had opened my eyes.  Under the influence of my meditation, Snail and I bonded.  We were One.

Snail

In the One Moment, I felt the cold sidewalk underneath my snail belly and it felt good.  I felt the morning dew penetrating through my strong but delicate snail shell body and it felt good.  I smiled my little snail smile as I looked up at this human version of my snail self and it felt good. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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Weekly Photo Challenge:  Grand

The Lovers Trees
somewhere along the Saratoga Gap Trail in Northern California

Lovers Trees

While hiking Saratoga Gap trail in Saratoga, California one afternoon, I came upon these stunning trees.  They halted me in my tracks as though I had accidentally snuck upon two Lovers making out in the forest.  Of course, my Lover and I felt it would be disrespectful to the Lovers Trees if we didn’t pause during our hike and make out a little too. 😉  Mother Nature has so much to teach us, if only we will listen……

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen