S: 25th Wedding Anniversary Trip
FC: If I know what love is, it is because of you. Herman Hesse | A celebration of 25 years together...
1: Lost Stand still. The trees ahead and the bushes beside you Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here, And you must treat it as a powerful stranger, Must ask permission to know it and be known. The forest breathes. Listen. It answers, I have made this place around you, If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here. No two trees are the same to Raven. No two branches are the same to Wren. If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you, You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows Where you are. You must let it find you. David Whyte
2: The Ocean and the Sea Rock Inn welcomed us to California.
4: On the way to the redwoods we played tourist and went through the drive-through tree...
5: Then we entered the Redwoods...
7: Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir
8: A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral. Theodore Roosevelt
10: Phill is happy to be among friends.
11: We found a herd of "wild" elk near the parking lot. Don't they look wild?
12: Here we are at Big Tree, one of the oldest and largest trees in the Redwoods
13: Cathedral Grove God's Playground (and Phill's)
14: A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. D. Elton Trueblood
15: Oh, how the mighty have fallen!
16: In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
17: A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see. David Douglas
18: We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came. John F. Kennedy
19: We followed a playful sea lion for a while...
20: The underbelly of a Redwood!
21: "Help, I am being eaten by a Redwood!"
22: Yay--a tree that makes me look skinny!
23: They tried to make him mayor, but he said he couldn't stay...
24: Muir Beach Overlook - so fogged in we felt like we were in heaven.
26: Muir Beach Overlook 3 hours later
27: Before | After
28: Stinson Beach - 80 degrees in September!
29: A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn... Claude Debussey
30: Our trip is done, but not our journey together. May there be 25 years or more playing, working, laughing and loving.
31: Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as difficult as that. Michael Leunig