|Lily took this last year|
A year ago to the day, I took Lily up to Artist Point for her first time in the Mt. Baker wilderness. and I wanted to introduce her to one of my favorite Old Growth trees, which we stopped to visit on our way back down the highway. Isn't it magnificent? You have to know exactly where to stop on the road, since there's no signs to this tree. I was shown its location a few years back, when one of the Trailblazers suggested we stop and look at this wondrous tree. And now I've passed the information on to a dear friend.
It's really impossible to take a picture that captures the feeling this tree imparts to visitors. It has to be hundreds and hundreds of years old, spared by the loggers the first time they passed through. And now you've also met this wonderful tree. Lily took this picture, looking up, that almost
captures how spectacular it is.
This Thursday we'll pass by the place where we can see this tree, but we probably won't stop, since we've got a long hike scheduled for the day.
That tree is truly amazing. I am impressed.ReplyDelete
Wow, wow and wow again. This dedicated tree hugger would love to see that majestic giant.ReplyDelete
There is 'something' about trees... especially old trees. You almost have to put your hand on them.ReplyDelete
That’s a tree! She’s a beauty. Imagine all it’s seen in its time!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing!
Your first photo captures the size and ruggedness of this tree.ReplyDelete
Me too! Me too! I love big trees. I haven't visited this one, so thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I like big trees too:)ReplyDelete
What a magnificent tree. Love to give it a hug and look up into its branches.ReplyDelete
That really is a very old tree...and a lucky one to have been spared so long ago. I am a tree hugger from childhood. ;)ReplyDelete
Don't you wish we could hear the stories they have seen? Dizzying to look up.ReplyDelete
Wow, that tree is magnificent!ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, thank ;you for introducing me to this old tree. What a story it must have to tell of all that has taken place in its centuries of life. And still it shelters those below in shade and beauty and silence. Peace.ReplyDelete
Art is a passionate tree lover and would love to have seen that first hand with you. That's awesome!ReplyDelete