Rain, Renew, Redwoods

Wearing my bronze-colored rain poncho, waterproof boots – and the dog in her waterproof jacket – we make the trek to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Hiking in the rain – is there anything better?

The rain may keep some off the trails – but not us – and I did see some backpackers heading out for an overnight hike – intrepid.

Redwoods look different in the rain – and so does the park. The reds, greens and browns are much deeper – almost cartoon-like. I don’t think I noticed the moss earlier this week – until the rain revealed its bright green, furry looking texture. And the puddles of water at the base of the Redwoods reflect the giant trees soaring high into the sky.

The only animals I’ve seen today is a slug, some crows and a few squirrels – the dog noticed them first unfortunately. Deep breaths as I walk along the deserted road – the dog is in sensory overload – as I soak in this moment of zen I’ll be taking home with me.

Deep breaths as I walk along the quiet road – the dog is in sensory overload – as I soak in these moments of zen I’ll be taking home with me.

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