I love trees – all kinds of trees – so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you. I’ll start with one closest to home – in the park at the end of my street. I don’t know what kind of tree it is and admittedly it’s quite ordinary by day. But I love to visit this tree at sunset when it seems to come alive.
Next up and still close to home are the Douglas Firs and Western Hemlocks, both abundant in Washington State, in our backyards and in our forests. This is the view you get looking up in many a campground and on many a trail.
The two giants below are at the ‘Grove of the Patriarchs’ in Mt. Rainier National Park. They’re hard to tell apart but I believe that’s a Western Hemlock on the left and a Douglas Fir on the right, judging by the bark.
For a look at the world’s tallest trees let’s head south to the Redwoods of California. We found these at the Big Tree Loop at Prairie Creek in Redwoods National Park.
And here we are in front of ‘Big Tree,’ for scale.
Speaking of scale, the little blurry man below is my husband – standing next to a Giant Sequoia tree. You can find them on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains like we did sometime in the last century. I need to go back if only to get better pictures of the largest trees on earth.
Well, it’s hard to top that one for size but for pure happy, you can’t beat the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees on Maui.
Cheery little fellow isn’t he? 🙂
~That’s all for now.