Walk as if your feet are kissing the Earth - Thich Nhat Hanh
A walk after several days of rainfall provided a taste of Spring - already! One sure sign that Spring is on its way is the flowering Wake Robin - or Trillium - that can be seen along the moist forest floor.
The nickname Wake Robin stems from the fact that these delicate wonders pop up just as the robins (bird) make their return from winter. Here are some cool facts about Wake Robins:
I love seeing these when I walk the forest - just a delicate sight to behold. Below are some pics from our Hillside Loop trail - just a couple - the redwoods enchant me at this time of year. We also saw the beginnings of the wonderful Fetid Adders Tongue - it is so much fun to walk the woods and explore. Come join us!
Today - we endeavor to explore the incredible Stornetta Lands! Photos to come! But, for now, a sneak peak of Spring in the redwoods!
The best way is always through - Robert Frost
You know you are with the right people in your life when you can grow and evolve with them. The best way IS always through - because you are willing to takes chances together - to try to live life doing what you love, to learn new things and to embrace all that happens in life. Robert Frost also said that "Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length!" and that makes all the difference, doesn't it?
If you read about Saint Valentine and his work - the best way through was to follow your path and destiny in life, to be ready for the good or the bad and to do it with true love and passion! I am forever grateful that I have the opportunity to do this with a great partner, friend, fellow foodie, debater and traveler … my hubby. Thank you for making a way through with me!
Whether you make your way through with or without someone - Valentines, to me, is about the love of life - about embracing all the things that come with taking the chance to walk your very own Unbeaten Path!
This was the view from the golf course this morning after a bought of much needed rain… such a pretty place to be when you are not hiking!
Winter along the Northern California coast is like none other. I love the lighting our winter skies create - great for late afternoon photography, where high clouds make for purple hues and, when the sun pokes out, the greens and blues of the ocean and sky come to life. Get your camera and take a Photographer's Tour venture with us… and check out the latest blog from Timber Cove Inn about Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours.
Madge Malone in her blogging zone!