Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sequoia National Park

A memorable Veteran's Day vacation. A sequoia - General Sherman tree - is the largest tree (not tallest) in the world. We are standing in front of the Fallen Monarch. The inside was once used stable for the cavalry, a bar, and even a settlement site at one time. There's a reverential/fantastical feeling around these quiet giants. In the picture on the right, you can see how they dwarf pine trees, at least in width. I would recommend visiting the sequoias, at least once in a life time, to everyone. This park happens to not be too far away from Yosemite, if you wanted to hit both of them at the family reunion time. Details on when that's going to be will be coming shortly.


T K Barlow said...

Kelli, thanks for sharing! It looks both fun and cold. Whats up with the snow in Cali?

Carroll said...

Kelly and Dan,

Beautiful photography! Kelly I like your description,"reverent and fantastic". I remember going to the Redwood forest and calling it "kind of spooky". Your description is correct. Hey, thanks for the flowers, I enjoyed them all holiday long. You are wonderful friends. We think of you often and wonder how Allison and Breanna are. I hear they are great! Love. Carroll