Saturday, October 4, 2008



This time my business trip was to California, and I added eight days to the front and back ends of the trip. The first place I visited was Muir Woods National Monument, north of San Francisco, home of an old growth redwood forest.

I really like Muir woods, and despite it being ~ 3000 miles from my home, I've visited it at least four (maybe five?) times over the past ten years (it helps that I've a brother who lives in the area). It is a very serene place; cool, dark, and quiet. And very green at the right time of the year. On this visit it was also very wet, as a steady drizzle was falling. It can be quite crowded at times, but the weather apparently chased most folks away.

To get the image I had to find a dry spot under the foliage, and hope stray raindrops didn't hit my lens while shooting (they usually did). I obtained a plastic trash bag at the gift shop as a make shift cover for my camera while wandering the trails. I on the other had was wearing shorts and a tee shirt, as the forecast called for a warm sunny day. I loved it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool shot!

I haven't been to a redwoods forest in many years, but your shot still brings to mind the distinctive smell...

Linda said...

That's a terrific shot, and perfect for the theme. I'm just discovering your 366 Photos blog! How have I missed it for going-0n-ten months? I'll add a link to mine, if you don't mind.

MevetS said...

Thank you both.

Linda I just started in August so you've only missed me for three months. :-)

Thanks for the link and I've add one for you as well.

K said...

Neat shot! I really like the perspective looking up.