We already had everything, and then some, that we needed for our four nights,
so we didn't stop in town.
" Bark," I have read, is not a technical term.
As we made our way up the road the moon rose in the sky.
~young trees on the edge of the road scramble down roots for a spot~
A wonderful tree that made me read trees books in the night. While I do know the basic distinctions...
some of the trees I met reminded me that is all I know.
Rocks of immense dimensions roll and slide and slam their way to where they come to rest, the angle of repose. So many of the rocks on the uphill side of the road demonstrate this law of physics, but other laws could as easily be on display if given variables change.We decided that the species of small coned pines are Lodgepole.
Dark behind it rose the forest,
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees,
Rose the firs with cones upon them;
Bright before it beat the water,
During our visit we had clear sunny days and
beautiful clouds too.
This is subalpine country...we were at about 8200 feet elevation.
It's a real fine place to be.
Of course as soon as I got home to the cool coastI had to take a picture of the last light of that day on the sweet blue sea. It too, is a real fine place to be.
I took lots more pictures in the mountains...153 to be exact...but I'm not going to show you all of them. But just imagine... rocks and trees and water and sky and trees and rocks ....there's lots of them "up there"and I am glad for that, and glad for a friend that shared her family's special place with me.
Gretchen took pictures too and here's one I took of her.