7.17.2007

Admiring...

California Redwoods
July 2007

My iTunes: 1000 Miles by Caedmon's Call

.....God's beauty.

Isn't it something to appreciate? All the things in the world that were created for us to take joy in...I am so grateful that my eyes can see and experience these things. I had to snap this picture of one of the California Redwoods that was brought here to London to be on the property of ths Grim's Dyke Hotel. All I could think of while I was looking up was how much my boys would love to climb it!

Have a wonderful day and make sure to stop and take in your surroundings wherever you are in the world.

Lone Bloom
July 2007

24 comments:

gretnalivin said...

Would love to see that or any out west. Great shot!

Moi said...

the redwoods have fascinated me ever since i started reading National geographic as a kid gazillions of miles away from California....and they continue to......nature and its beauty in simple and great measures is something we all should take time to admire :)

lovely pics....have a great day today ..will be back morrow again, Anna. :)

Tracy said...

Lovely. Both of them. I have two clematis that I planted last year, and neither has bloomed. This really makes me anxious!

Moi said...

And i'm sure someone will notice that the flower is OFF CENTER and that u were looking up for the first pic ..hehe..just finished reading ypur comment on my blog ;)

John Roberts said...

I didn't know there were redwoods in England, but it is a similar climate to where they grow in California. Foggy ol' England looks like foggy ol' California! Wherever they are, they are amazing trees.

Mark said...

I thought for a moment you had made an early return stateside.

Then you pulled the rug out from under me.

That redwood must have been put there a LONG time ago. They are very, very slow-growing trees.

Beautiful shots, as usual. So, have you rolled over the 9999 count yet on your camera? I did on our recent trip to Red River, NM.

Paula said...

Beautiful photos, but I especially like having the flower off-center. Your accompanying message was quite refreshing!
Paula

Chad Oneil said...

Cool.

I see you put your creative spin on that flower shot. I still remember when that other gentleman was commenting on your style of partially showing subjects ;)

Awareness said...

stunning photo of the redwood Anna. A true gift from God.

.....as is the purple clematis. I have a whole "flock" of them growing in my garden.

enjoy your day....... :)

Elaine said...

I love the perspective of the tree shot.

ChrisJ said...

Really love your photos, especially the one of the leaves in the rain.I'll be back to look some more.
God bless your day!

Kevin said...

Thanks for posting this. It's stunning and brought back memories of when we took our boys there, oh, about 15 or so years ago.

Faye Pekas said...

Love both photos but that redwood is fantastic. You really captured its spirit.

Well done.

Taylor DiVincenzo said...

Yes, I believe what you say. That people do in fact feel insecure about themselves. It's just the way things are.

On a happier note, I love that YOU love my flag! I've always been a little obsessed with the U.K. more specifically London itself! And the flag is actually from London too!

It's almost kind of sad to see such a great tree away from it's home. Something so great shouldn't be plucked from the ground. But hey, if it brings other people joy, then I guess it really doesn't matter where it is!

Mike said...

Another American in England I see. Great shot and of course looking up is great!

I like the clematis too, it has a brilliant color.

kenju said...

We were close to some redwoods in CA in 2001, but we didn't go see them. I wish we had.

CG said...

Oh, I shall be looking at those trees in CA very soon.

bluemountainmama said...

"make sure to stop and take in your surroundings wherever you are in the world"..... Amen to that, sistah! :)

there's an old growth forest in NC called Joyce Kilmer forest that is amazing, but i know doesn't compare to the redwoods in CA. but it's a great hike for children with huge poplars, creeks, etc.

Ash said...

Beautiful photos - both of them!

Moksha Gren said...

I'm stunned. I would not have expected to find a Redwood in England. What a wonderful juxtoposition. I can see the hotel staff scurrying on delvery day. "The Redwoods are coming! The Redwoods are coming!" ;)

utenzi said...

I love both those pictures, Anna. The redwood looks great from underneath --and the purple flower is just beautiful.

Carmi said...

The canopy almost seems to have a dream-like quality to it. I feel like a little kid as I stare at this image, my neck craned way back as I almost lose my balance in the process.

Gorgeously composed, Anna!

Andrew said...

I felt like I was right by the Redwood when I saw your picture, positively amazing

Talitha said...

Your redwood picture looks like a painting, Anna!