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“California redwoods are something to behold. Sheer awe. It’s the most healing experience you can find. It just makes you tingle.” — Ed Gilbert, Redwood Legacy Circle member

“Redwoods make people feel centered and connected to the planet. The length of time they’ve been standing — they are a testament to the past.” — Rose Marie Cleese, Redwood Legacy Circle member


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.
#redwoodsnationalpark #savetheredwoods #nationalparkgeek #trees #california #naturelover #roadtrips #nationalparks #redwoods #exploringtheworld #adventure #thegreatoutdoors #hiking #staywild #keepnaturewild #ladybirdjohnsongrove #stand4redwoods #cravethewild #naturehippys #dirtbaggypsies

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
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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 💚🌸

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 💚🌸 ...

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! 😍

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! 😍
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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.
-No.
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.

-...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.
-No.
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.
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🌲 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!
#savetheredwoods

🌲 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!
#savetheredwoods
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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.

🌲 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.
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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.

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. ...

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 
savetheredwoods

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
savetheredwoods
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It’s Monday, and all I can think about is if the It’s Monday, and all I can think about is if the storm this weekend brought snow to the Giants. jchangala33 and I  plan to ride in the snow amongst the redwoods this year. Hoping this month will bring us lots of rain and snow. Hope you’re having a great day, I’m headed to saddle my horse. ✨🌲#stand4redwoods
📸: changalaaussies #californiadreamin

It’s Monday, and all I can think about is if the storm this weekend brought snow to the Giants. jchangala33 and I plan to ride in the snow amongst the redwoods this year. Hoping this month will bring us lots of rain and snow. Hope you’re having a great day, I’m headed to saddle my horse. ✨🌲#stand4redwoods
📸: changalaaussies #californiadreamin
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This forest makes me feel like I’m in a fairytal This forest makes me feel like I’m in a fairytale. Can’t wait to be here soon! ✨🌲
📸: changalaaussies #californiadreamin #stand4redwoods #savetheredwoods

This forest makes me feel like I’m in a fairytale. Can’t wait to be here soon! ✨🌲
📸: changalaaussies #californiadreamin #stand4redwoods #savetheredwoods
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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?

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? ...

This batch of rings is headed out the door today, This batch of rings is headed out the door today, and I’m feeling so grateful. Grateful to be creating, learning, and connecting. I don’t know if it’s just the nature of this time of year, but things feel so messy right now. I’m trying not to let the clutter of life and unfinished business get to me, and trying to stay focused on moving forward, one step at a time. So when things do get finished, and when I can check even just one thing off the to do list, it feels sooooo good. That’s not to say there isn’t a million other things to tackle right after, but for just a moment, I’ll bask in the satisfaction of having accomplished something, no matter how small. Here’s to a productive start of a new week - what are you planning to get done today?

This batch of rings is headed out the door today, and I’m feeling so grateful. Grateful to be creating, learning, and connecting. I don’t know if it’s just the nature of this time of year, but things feel so messy right now. I’m trying not to let the clutter of life and unfinished business get to me, and trying to stay focused on moving forward, one step at a time. So when things do get finished, and when I can check even just one thing off the to do list, it feels sooooo good. That’s not to say there isn’t a million other things to tackle right after, but for just a moment, I’ll bask in the satisfaction of having accomplished something, no matter how small. Here’s to a productive start of a new week - what are you planning to get done today? ...

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