A few weeks ago I wrote that I was going to try to get out a bit more and explore some of the beautiful places in my own home area.
Today I did just that, and met a fellow blogger Kate, at the same time.
She and her husband Terry live almost across the road from one of our beautiful parks, Henry Cowell State park.
I met her, and we went for a nice walk in the redwood grove.
The trees are SO TALL!
The grove is quite a beautiful place.
One of the interesting things about redwoods is how they survive forest fires. I guess if you live for hundreds of years you grow around the fire damage.
There were also some very interesting gnarly tree trunks along the path.
It seemed every where I looked there was another interesting picture.
After a while I just enjoyed the sights without bothering with the camera.
The only negative thing about the park is that since California's budget is in such bad shape, they have increased the parking fee to $10. A bit stiff for an hour walk. I guess I have to get used to paying these fees if I want to see the sights.
We will get a National Parks Senior pass when we are on the road.
This walk wasn't an exercise walk. Kate had a sore ankle so we kept it slow and not to long. But it sure was a "nature's eye candy" walk.
I'm looking froward to getting together with her again in the near future. She has also introduced me to a place that does auction sales of "stuff." It doesn't have to be high class collectables, just stuff!