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Days have been quiet, progress slow and steady. Sp 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 💚🌸
This year's #EarthDay carries special significance 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!
The first rain of the season arrived yesterday, an 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?
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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!
Our mighty science team among the sequoia. We are Our mighty science team among the sequoia. We are fortunate to be able to continue to do conservation work out in the field during these continually challenging times. Know that every day we remain hard at work protecting and restoring both coast redwood and giant sequoia forests, and connecting ALL people to the forests’ peace, beauty, and healing power. On top of our normal mission, we are also working behind the scenes on many new initiatives that you will learn more about in the near future. Grateful for your support! 📍Northern Sierra Miwok and Washoe lands
Always been a treehugger..... 🌲💗 The size of 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.
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🌲 I asked a ranger what the redwoodnps highligh 🌲 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. 😂
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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.
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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.
🌲 This trail is home to the tallest trees in th 🌲 This trail is home to the tallest trees in the WORLD!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Happy Earth Day! Celebrate this beautiful planet t 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 💚🌍🌌🐛♻️💧🌿💙 •
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Our home on wheels among giants! 🌲 These are ou Our home on wheels among giants! 🌲 These are our must-stops on one of America’s most iconic highways.
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🌲 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.
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🌲 Redcrest: This tiny town is a great pick for gift shops and wood carving art. Don’t miss the Eternal Treehouse & Bigfoot!
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🌲 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. 😂
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🌲 Miranda: Great tiny town to grab lunch! We recommend Redwood Palace or Avenue Cafe.
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🌲 Most of all, the best Redwoods experience is being surrounded by the majestic trees on the road & surrounding trails.
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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 impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place “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
Working on listings for Friday’s shop update, al 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. .
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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! .
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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 ⛄️
As we transition into fall and the sequoia redwood As we transition into fall and the sequoia redwoods on my property shuffle off their summer growth (all over the damn place), I’m reminded to just enjoy their majesty and give thanks for their shady shelter and their traffic noise cancellation rather than lament about the level of gardening difficulty that increases each year as they grow taller and taller. I’ll trade gratitude for grumbling any day.  I’ve been learning more about these trees this year after reading The Overstory by Richard Powers. The book gives a fictional glimpse of the connection between trees and humans, diving deeply into the lives of several people loosely connected by their pull to the redwoods and their attempts to save them (it won the Pulitzer if that’s meaningful to you). I can relate, having stared out my living room windows at these trees for the last decade, and it spurred me to learn more about them.  It’s no secret that these trees are dwindling thanks to logging, but we’re losing more than just trees. Did you know that these old growth redwood trees house entire ecosystems of typically land-dwelling plants and animals that live their entire lives without ever touching the ground? Not only do they communicate with each other through their root systems to transmit signals of distress, it’s distress itself that allows redwoods to reproduce - in the form of fire.  Naturally resistant to fire with their thick bark, the duff (spent needles) they drop on the ground eliminates the ability for seeds to germinate, as they need bare soil to do so. Fire eventually clears space in the forest, heats up cones so seeds can drop, and allows those seeds to germinate so new trees can grow. These trees I stare have the potential to grow older than 2,000 years and will commonly reach at least 600. It’s quite the perspective. So as I look up, I hope we tiny humans will find a way to look past ourselves and save something much, much bigger.  Sources: pbs nationalparkservice 
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-...Ven conmigo al bosque, le dire a todos que me -...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.
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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.
Entrance to Another World by John M Bailey. This p Entrance to Another World by John M Bailey. This photograph was taken at Redwoods National Park in California. While walking among these giants one feels transported to prehistoric times.
Hope you had a restful socially distant long weeke Hope you had a restful socially distant long weekend ☺️ 📍Chochenyo Ohlone land 📷Thomas Hawk via Flickr
Humboldt's natural guardians stand vigilently at t Humboldt's natural guardians stand vigilently at the California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park. 🌿💚
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The original #airstream. In 1917, Vaudeville enter The original #airstream. In 1917, Vaudeville entertainer and naturalist Charles Kellogg hollowed out a six-ton redwood log and built in a kitchen, a folding lavatory, and two beds, and mounted this little mobile home on a truck. But this wasn’t a vanity project; he took this Travel Log on the road from coast to coast, spreading the word about redwoods conservation and a fledgling organization called Save the Redwoods League 🙋 Read more at the link in our bio. #throwback #tbt 📷 Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association
Just Thanks 🙏🌲 We're ecstatic to let you all Just Thanks 🙏🌲 We're ecstatic to let you all know that savetheredwoods successfully acquired Alder Creek, permanently protecting hundreds of ancient giant sequoia trees! More than 98% of the world’s giant sequoia groves are now protected thanks to 8,500+ donors from around the world giving over $15 million in total to the cause!
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We would like to thank everyone who joined us in donating to this project before the start of the new decade 💚 and because our nonprofit The Just Thanks Organization reached its goal of $25,000 to donate, we get to name one of the trees in the reserve! Let's decide that as a community...
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What should the name of our tree in Alder Creek be?
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Any and all suggestions welcome 🙌 and more to come on this ongoing preservation project in the future! LFG!! #2020Visions
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The Earth Awakening Collaboration will be live in 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 🤗
“There is a way that nature speaks, that land sp “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
The roots gang! Managed to finish two more pieces The roots gang! Managed to finish two more pieces in between market prep and customs. These were all very experimental, playing with layers and texture, a creative project without much of a plan. Sometimes you need a little play time in the studio! Available this Thursday, May 23. Which one is your favorite?
In the realm of giants 📷 @jordhammond 📍Weste In the realm of giants 📷 @jordhammond 📍Western Mono land
We’ve starting spotting the first trillium bloom 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
When I wake up every morning I look to the east sk When I wake up every morning I look to the east sky, right where the sun rises, because the Sequoias wave to me from their grand ridgeline. ✨🌲 #savetheredwoods #stand4redwoods #giantsequoias ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Is it OK to use redwood as a building material? Yo Is it OK to use redwood as a building material? You might be surprised. The short answer is yes—buying redwood products sourced from sustainably managed young forests can prevent forestland conversion to non-forest uses and can lessen the impacts of climate change. Just be sure to look for wood products certified by a third-party organization such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests. Read what an expert has to say at the link in our bio. 📍Yurok land 📷Paolo Vescia
The votes are in... and your selection for the nam The votes are in... and your selection for the name of our community tree in the Alder Creek sequoia reserve is: S-TREE-S-9 ✨🌲✨ hoping one day we will all meet at the tree for a special gathering 🙏 that sounds so lovely right about now 💚 savetheredwoods
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Don’t be fooled by the smile. This picture was i Don’t be fooled by the smile. This picture was intended for a #marchmeetthemaker intro, but… well, here we are. I’ve hesitated to post anything for a while. I couldn’t put the words together, and am finding it hard to post anything as if it’s business as usual. I wish I could say I’ve been handling this with grace, finding solace in art, but it’s not true. I’ve been shamelessly scrolling through Facebook and reading way more news articles than is healthy, running worst-case scenarios through my head, feeling powerless and anxious and angry. I want to be hopeful, but not blind to the reality of the situation. But I also don’t want to look back at this time with regret. I want to remember patience and compassion, solidarity and hope. I want to remember creating beautiful things and connecting with others. The fresh spring air and puffy clouds, fog rolling over the mountaintops. The quiet. There is so much I can’t control, except for how I choose to use this time. I know that I speak from a place of privilege. The world being forced to stop in its tracks will hit some harder than others. But we’re all in this together, and there’s something kind of special about that. Hang in there, friends, and in all seriousness: stay home. Wherever you are in the world, don’t wait for your local government to order you to shelter in place - do it now. .
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How are things for you? What’s it like where you are? Feel free to vent 🙂
Earth Day is every day, but on this 50th anniversa 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
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

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