Saturday, July 18, 2009

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve

While we were in Sonoma County, we thought we'd see some sights! I'd never been up close and personal with California redwoods before, and I can understand know why people talk with such awe about the experience. There is something enchanting about the trees being SO BIG. I had always imagined it being like seeing one big tree... but to be surrounded by trees so insanely wide and tall has a magic feeling that is hard to describe. Part of it is their width, big like elephants are big, but part is their height -- in some places, you can look up, and to see webs of branches so very far in the air is like a dream, almost disorienting. I'm so glad we went.

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