I had an opportunity to go to San Jose with my friend Anne. There we met up with another photographer Nia, and headed to Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
This park is located in Santa Cruz county and is 20 miles from San Jose.The Redwood Trail Loop is an easy .7 miles flat loop through some very old, very large Redwoods. This trail is recommended for families with young children.
The day was cold and damp, and we decided that as photographers this would suit us. Estimated time given is less than an hour. Three hours later the three of us completed the loop. With each step I saw something I needed to capture.
The trees with burls, moss and lichen filled my imagination and sd card.
Many of the images here helped me complete a story that has been spinning around in my mind. I often see faces looking at me when I am out photographing the natural world. The picture book is called, Faces All Around Me!
By this time the rain arrived, and we headed out. We were ready for some hot cocoa, but there was little to be had at snack bar.
Stopped for one quick photo in the rain, and then went in search of some hot liquid refreshments.
By including me in this photo outing I discovered this enchanting place. Thank you Anne.