100 Years


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This photo was taken last week. However, the smoke has cleared, the campgrounds are open, and the sun is out - it's a great time to see the redwoods! 🌿  #Stand4Redwoods #CaliforniaStateParks #CAStateParks #HumboldtRedwoodsStatePark #HRSP #HRIA #HumboldtRedwoodsInterpretiveAssociation #Humboldt #HumboldtCounty #AvenueOfTheGiants #radwoodcoast #humboldtredwoods #rockefellerforest #oldgrowth #redwoods #californiaredwoods #California #optoutside #intotheredwoods #coastredwoods #sequoiasemperviren #getintonature
Days have been quiet, progress slow and steady. Spring is the most dynamic season around here, so it’s been exciting to observe the clouds shift and the rain come and go. There’s nothing cozier than a rainy day spent at home, meandering from one activity to the next. Virtual yoga and Pilates classes are keeping me grounded, and sprouting seeds and planting veggies is keeping me focused on new life and things to look forward to. I’m also participating in #the100dayproject  to push myself to commit to painting daily, which I’m sharing in my stories. Anyone else participating? On the jewelry front, I’ll have small batches ready here and there, uploading them to the shop as I go rather than releasing large collections. Thought I’d change it up, seeing as I’m working a bit more slowly these days! Hope that’s alright with y’all. This group of spring inspired necklaces is a fresh take on an older design, and I’m digging them. I’ll be adding these to the shop tomorrow, and they are also available via DM. How have you been filling your days? Hope you’re safe and grounded 💚🌸
The first rain of the season arrived yesterday, and man was it a blessing. It didn’t start until the afternoon, but the sky was gray and heavy with anticipation all morning. After 9 months of sunshine, the rain really does feel like a miracle. Finally, it’s officially the season, and for that I’m thankful. What are you thankful for?
Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving weekend - aside from wolfing down mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, I’ll be finishing up new pieces for the Holiday Market in Felton this Saturday and the Crafters Fair at Nubo Brewing on Sunday. If you’re local, come say hi!
In the realm of giants 📷 @jordhammond 📍Western Mono land
Happy Earth Day! Celebrate this beautiful planet today and every day with love and respect. The Eel River & milky way, photographed by the talented david_wilson_mfx 💚🌍🌌🐛♻️💧🌿💙 •
#EarthDay #HappyEarthDay #Stand4Redwoods #CaliforniaStateParks #CAStateParks #HumboldtRedwoodsStatePark #HRSP #HRIA #HumboldtRedwoodsInterpretiveAssociation #Humboldt #HumboldtCounty #radwoodcoast #humboldtredwoods #EelRiver #redwoods #norcal #northerncalifornia #californiaredwoods #California #optoutside #intotheredwoods #coastredwoods #sequoiasemperviren #getintonature
Working on listings for Friday’s shop update, along with various projects currently on my bench. It’s been a whirlwind lately, in a good way! I’m looking forward to the quiet of after-Christmastime, that period of reflection and regrouping before the New Year. I have ideas and plans I’m excited to get to, plus a deep clean of my studio, which is a (beautiful) mess. But until then, there’s still work to do - work I’m so grateful for. .
Yesterday I dropped off last weekend’s orders at the post office, so packages should be arriving later this week. I can’t seem to say thank you enough to fully express my gratitude, but know that your kind words and support are sincerely appreciated! .
What are your plans for the holidays? I’ll be heading to the Sierras as usual - can’t wait to let the doggies run around in the snow ⛄️
We’ve starting spotting the first trillium blooms of spring in different areas of the redwood range. Have you seen em around yet? 📍Yurok land 📷Max Forster
🌲 This trail is home to the tallest trees in the WORLD!
While visiting redwoodnps we started researching where the tallest tree in the world is, because wouldn’t that be a neat thing to see! Well, we discovered that the world’s tallest known tree (379 ft tall!) is located about half a mile from this trail...and it’s location is undisclosed. Turns out naturalists stopped revealing the locations of the world’s tallest trees for their protection because people are disrespectful assholes.
Now, you can easily find directions to visit this tree online, but please don’t. People keep going off trail to find this tree & other tallest trees. In the process they destroy the vegetation beneath the tree that’s essential to its health. The trails & ranger instructions in our national parks don’t exist to limit our exploration. They exist to preserve these precious places for future generations.
Besides, on this trail you will see many trees over 350 ft tall and TRUST ME your wee human eyes will not be able to perceive the difference of that extra 40 feet. 😂 Allow yourself to be humbled to by these majestic trees & stop turning it until a 🍆 measuring contest. 😆 The trees sure don’t care!
🌲 I asked a ranger what the redwoodnps highlights are. “Big trees,” he said. I asked him if any of the trees were particularly notable. “All of them,” he said. 😂
Well after hiking Boy Scout Tree trail, which the ranger & some of you recommended, I see his point. We saw amazing sequoias at Yosemite, but the Redwood forest feels even more humbling. While there’s not a lot of redwood forests, there’s a lot of Redwoods in the forest. You’re surrounded by 300+ ft. trees. You’re a tiny creature passing through for the briefest moment in these magnificent & ancient living things 1000+ year lives.
You will see bigger trees on Tall Trees Grove trail, but we preferred Boy Scout Tree Trail because you will be more immersed in Redwoods. Easy, 5.3 mi round trip. The dirt road drive to the trailhead is equally breathtaking.
Hope you had a restful socially distant long weekend ☺️ 📍Chochenyo Ohlone land 📷Thomas Hawk via Flickr
“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” —Linda Hogan, Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, environmentalist  Now’s our moment to slow down and pay attention. What story does this photo tell you? 📍Northern Pomo land 📷Ken Susman #redwoods4ever
Always been a treehugger..... 🌲💗
The size of these trees are mind blowing and absolutely magical. This beauty was on the Lady Bird Johnson Grove trailhead. An awesome road trip from Colorado all the way to Redwood National Park.
#redwoodsnationalpark #savetheredwoods #nationalparkgeek #trees #california #naturelover #roadtrips #nationalparks #redwoods #exploringtheworld #adventure #thegreatoutdoors #hiking #staywild #keepnaturewild #ladybirdjohnsongrove #stand4redwoods #cravethewild #naturehippys #dirtbaggypsies
Fairy rings! A circle of redwoods growing around the stump of a fallen giant is sometimes called a fairy ring. When a coast redwood is logged, it reproduces asexually by sending a new generation of sprouts up from the trunk base. ~90% of the time, these trees are genetic clones of the fallen tree, and they benefit from the ancient root system of the original tree. This shows just how determined a redwood is to survive. And maybe this is also a reminder of the beauty and power of passing our own resilience, love, and spirit on to future generations. Science, but still magical. #sciencefriday #redwoods4ever
Can you guess which park this is? Bonus points if you can name the grove. Hint: it’s on 📍Sinkyone land 📷Max Forster
This year's #EarthDay carries special significance. Today marks a half-century since its initial celebration on April 22, 1970. As we’re home this year, let us give thanks for this beautiful planet, renew our commitment to keep her clean, and look forward to connecting with her natural wonders again soon. The redwoods, beaches, and national parks will be ready and waiting for us on the other side of this!
There are no words 🙏 📍Yurok and Tolowa Dee-ni’ lands 📷 @justinthewild_
Earth Day is every day, but on this 50th anniversary, it’s a perfect time to reflect on our love and hopes for our dear Mother Earth. Will you share some of your thoughts and feelings below? How are you feeling today? What are your hopes for the future of our planet?  For us, we are feeling inspired and as energetic as ever. We know that we have a huge responsibility right now to steward our redwood parks for our collective recovery in a post-pandemic world. These lands will be there for us as physically and spiritually restorative spaces when this is all over. We also have big hopes and dreams of restoring our young redwood forests to become the old-growth forests of the future. So that 50-100 years from now, our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will be able to enjoy and benefit from the peace and cathedral-like beauty of giant forests. We continue to do this work today and every day. And we are so grateful for your support to be able to do so. 🙏 #earthday #redwoods4ever 📍Tolowa Dee’ni land 📷 Jon Parmentier
“Earth laughs in flowers.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson 📍Yurok land 📷Max Forster (link in bio)
Happy 20th bday, Giant Sequoia National Monument 🎉 🎂 You definitely look older than you are, and we mean that as a compliment. Looking forward to the day we can celebrate together on the trails of Alder Creek. 📍Yokut and Tübatulabal lands 📷Max Forster #redwoods4ever
Our home on wheels among giants! 🌲 These are our must-stops on one of America’s most iconic highways.
🌲 Founder’s Grove: Sometimes those 1 mile nature trails are real gems. If you only have one stop to walk among Redwoods, pick this one! The Founders Tree was once the world’s tallest known tree (346 ft) & the fallen Dyerville Giant is fascinating to explore.
🌲 Redcrest: This tiny town is a great pick for gift shops and wood carving art. Don’t miss the Eternal Treehouse & Bigfoot!
🌲 Drive-through trees: If you’re interested in that, you’ll find one in Myers Flat. But they make us sad or maybe we’re bitter because our truck wouldn’t fit anyway. 😂
🌲 Miranda: Great tiny town to grab lunch! We recommend Redwood Palace or Avenue Cafe.
🌲 Most of all, the best Redwoods experience is being surrounded by the majestic trees on the road & surrounding trails.
roadtrippers had a great guide to help us plan. P.S. Yes, Avenue of the Giants is RV accessible if you’re under 33 ft kingpin to end! But we toured in just our truck so we could easily make stops. We popped back onto the Avenue with our fifth wheel on our way south to capture this photo! 😍
The Earth Awakening Collaboration will be live in 15 minutes! Go find these pieces over at Ashley ladonnajewelry’s website (www.ladonnahandmadejewelry.com), linked in her bio! This has truly been a dream collab - hope you’re just as excited about these pieces as we are 🤗
Humboldt's natural guardians stand vigilently at the California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. 🌿💚
#CaliforniaStateParks #CAStateParks #HumboldtRedwoodsStatePark #HRSP #HRIA #HumboldtRedwoodsInterpretiveAssociation #Humboldt #HumboldtCounty #radwoodcoast #humboldtredwoods  #oldgrowth #redwoods #californiaredwoods #California #optoutside #intotheredwoods #coastredwoods #sequoiasemperviren #getintonature #AvenueOfTheGiants #Stand4Redwoods
In 1902, the creation of @bigbasin_sp gave rise to the movement to protect coast redwoods from logging and inspired the birth of California’s state park system. Big Basin is California’s oldest state park, welcoming more than 1 million visitors a year from around the world. It is a special place, full of memories and meaning, and we must come together to bring the park back to its former glory.  While the condition of Big Basin’s majestic coast redwoods is not yet known, we are devastated that the historic structures—including the visitor center and nature center—have completely burned to the ground.  Here’s how you can help. We’ve partnered with the @sempervirensfund to create the Big Basin Recovery Fund. 100% of your donation will be directed to the Recovery Fund and support the urgent needs at Big Basin to make the park accessible and plan for longer term recovery.  Please visit the link in our bio to give to the #BigBasinRecoveryFund today, and please share. Thank you all!  📍Awaswas/Quiroste land
As the day winds down, how bout a visit to the forest? We know there’s nothing quite like seeing the redwoods in the flesh, but here’s the next best thing. Kick back, relax, and enjoy ☺️ #redwoods4ever #myforeverforest
Right now we need stories of hope and resilience more than ever. We’d love to hear and share your memories from the redwood forests. Please tell us a story and tag us. We’ll go first: “Years ago when I was working as a travel journalist, I had the good fortune of touring Redwood National and State Parks for the first time with one of our amazing @redwoodnps rangers Carey Wells. As we strolled through the ancient forest of Prairie Creek Redwoods (📍Yurok land), I was breathless among enormous old-growth coast redwoods, western hemlocks, big-leaf maples, and more. Scientists know that our sense of smell is closely connected to our memory, so that must be why I never forget the moment when Ranger Carey tore open a fresh California bay leaf and handed it to me for a whiff. It was the most invigorating fragrance. In that moment I realized what a sensory wonderland exists in the redwood forest. Beyond the unreal sights and the peaceful sounds of creeks and songbirds, even the forest’s aromas were more intense than anything I’d ever experienced in all the world. In California, we have the great privilege of protecting these special places for one another.” —Dana Poblete, Writer/Storyteller and Editor, Save the Redwoods League // 📷Max Forster
-...Ven conmigo al bosque, le dire a todos que me encontraste, tendrás un lugar en la cabaña y podrás ayudarme con el jardín de las siete flores, podremos ser buenos amigos, la compañía es buena y por estos lugares es difícil hallarla.
-No se da cuenta verdad? 
Sentí que me faltaba el aire, toda mi vida se reducía a la esperanza de un regreso que quizás nunca llegaría y la muerte era simplemente esto, un todo, un conjunto de células celebrales ingiriendo sueños y fantasías.
Contestó del mismo modo que lo había hecho Joty, con pesadumbre.
-No me iré de aquí hasta que el regrese, me dijo que lo haría, debo confiar en el.
-Esta bien, entiendo que sobre la superficie de tus sentidos esta trabajando tu conciencia, en recuerdos emocionales que son imposibles de controlar.
-Lo siento.
-No hace falta, tu debes disculpame a mi, por entrometerme, yo sólo venía a saldar la deuda que tengo contigo.
Happy holidays from Alder Creek! #ProtectAlderCreek 📷Victoria Reeder 📍Yokut and 📍Tübatulabal lands
“The forest for me is a temple—a cathedral of tree canopies and dancing light.” —Dr. Jane Goodall 📍Awaswas land
“The impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.’ But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.” —Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist, poet, professor 📍Esselen and Rumsen Ohlone land 📷 @dgsc


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