Feb 2011

Snow in Redwoods 2

Lady Bird Johnson Grove WI10-48

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Snow in Redwoods 1

When you see redwoods in snow, what you are probably seeing is the cousin tree of coastal redwoods, the giant Sequoia, draped in a wintery mantle. Pictures of coastal redwoods in snow are rarer, because it doesn’t snow very often along the California northcoast, and when it does, many of the roads to the prime groves are closed. Type in “snow in redwoods” (with quotes) in google and you get nothing. Pictures of coastal redwoods draped in snow are a kind of holy grail for those of us who try to photograph these massive, heaven reaching trees. Read More...

Exploring the Northcoast 2: Dry Lagoon

About seven miles north of Patrick’s Point, nestled between Big Lagoon and Stone Lagoon is the so-called Dry Lagoon, entitled such because in the summer, it is largely dry. In the winter, during the rainy season, a shallow lagoon tends to form among the reeds and grasses on the other side of a wide, surf battered beach. A modest parking area is connected to Highway 101 by a narrow paved road. Read More...