life list – muir woods

We visited Muir Woods near San Francisco recently. It’s virgin timber, big old redwoods that envelop you in the past and silence.

Just a stand of trees

Just a stand of trees

Virgin timber has never been cut, and some of these trees have been growing for over one thousand years.

living a long time can give personality

living a long time can give personality

I wonder what stories they might tell, of fire, fear and foe, or of love. I wish they whispered to me, but in their silence I hear myself.

Just a tree, that might be three hundred feet high

Just a tree, that might be three hundred feet high

Gigantic comes to mind, majestic too.

dwarfing the people

dwarfing the people

The pattern of these roots reminded me of time, and how we are held together by an intricate web of friends and family and people we may someday meet.

like the tendrils of love that keep us anchored

like the tendrils of love that keep us anchored

Seeing the redwoods was on my mind for many, many years. We saw them in an afternoon of wonder.

May your life and world be full of wonderful things.