Monday, May 23, 2016

SANTA CRUZ

"Find your flow . . . .
and follow it to Santa Cruz!"




The afternoon we visited Santa Cruz, 
it was overcast and cool. 
But the surfers were still surfing and 
the walkers were still walking. 





Sunday, May 22, 2016

BIG BASIN REDWOODS STATE PARK

The Redwood Trail passes by some of the biggest, most interesting and most significant coast redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 




Tree Burls are a common sight throughout the coast redwood forests. Burlwood consists of masses of dormant buds. The burls around the trunk of this tree, is called the animal or zoo tree since some resemble animals. 





Redwoods are able to resist many of the effects of fire, but they are not always able to survive. 


This awesome old tree is estimated to be 2,000 years old. 
Such a unique visit and experience!!