The very tiny details of the forest floor are dazzling. The intricate organic life is a balance of shape, size, scent and color. At first it appears to be a miniature riot of greens and blossoms. Stop. Take a much closer look. Each tiny member is perfection. The species are different yet there is harmony.
Below is the surface of a Sequoia. This grand lady of the forest is the face of time. . The Sequoia giganteum can weigh up to 2.7 MILLION tons. Now that is a GREEN footprint! Some trees in this forest have been here for over 3000 years. The trees hold their pine cones for up to 20 years. That is dedicated parenthood
Entering the Sequoia Park on a Sunday. The haze is smog not fog. That mountain is 12,000+ feet at the summit ~ an indicator of the invasive nature of snog created in the Central Valley. The Valley is at and below sea level. The smog rises as the temperature of the Valley rises and the winds blow pollutions down from Sacramento and Fresno. Still the majesty of the Park is breath taking and inspiring.