Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (May 2)

We joined a bunch of kids from his co-op on a field trip to the glorious Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, CA. Our docent was a very helpful guy indeed who not only deftly answered questions from the kids but also regaled us with great tales about the area's famed link with John C. Fremont.

The park is a true gem. Not only did we see deer in the grasslands and had our first encounter with banana slugs, I also couldn't stop snapping photos of the delightful promenade of redwood trees (a lot like Muir Woods) and had an exciting hike down to the river that runs through it.

Here are some snaps from our trip.

A study of canopies, angles and perspectives.

Clockwise from top left: carpets of redwood sorrel, a pinch of lichen,
edible miner's lettuce and banana slug!

Natural beauty from clockwise top left: albino redwood, redwood canopy,
a mosaic of color on the forest floor and interesting trunk formations
(this one reminded me a little of the head of a koala in profile).


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I'm glad you had a good day.

  2. Suji, love the photos--thanks for sharing them! Muir Woods is one of my favorite places in the world, and I think I would like Henry Cowell Redwoods just as much, if not more. Putting it on the list of places to visit.

    P.S. How did you get your photos in squares like that? I really like the look!

  3. Thanks Kerrie, Christina! :) we had a wonderful time. It's so therapeutic to just take a walk through places like these :) I loved Muir Woods too and have heard that Henry C is actually larger.

    As for the photos Christina, you reminded me that I forgot to credit Lorilee over at for inspiration.

    She's a truly, awesomely creative person. I just chose the photos I wanted to feature, cropped and pasted them on MSPowerpoint in squares and saved to jpg. Not exactly the most efficient way I guess but I'm just such a cheapskate and cannot afford better graphics software LOL :) Glad you liked it Christina!


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