And if I was a tree growing tall and green all I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves.
Sometimes you need to get out of your normal routine and experience a little nature. A couple of weekends ago, I decided to head out on my first big hike by myself. I was a little nervous as I put some water bottles and granola bars in my backpack and tied a purple bandana around my head.
I decided Muir Woods would be the perfect place for this little adventure. I put on my tennis shoes and hit a trail that had towering redwoods, a foggy outlook over the ocean and even dry grassland. I saw little lizards, several butterflies and a deer munching down on some leaves. It was a delight, especially this little stair path.
These trees were big. I mean, really big. Did you know coastal redwoods can live over 2,000 years? This fallen trees roots were way taller than I am.
I’ll be honest, I totally underestimated this trail. I took the Ben Johnson to Dipsea trail, which is about a 4.35 mile trail. That’s not crazy far. But when you add in the trail climbing 1,105 feet then that’s a lot of hills to be conquered. By the time I reached the open meadows with the rolling fog, I was relieved.
I found a couple little friends.
Isn’t this little guy the best?
And I didn’t leave out all of the lovely flora!
These last two photos were my favorite. I think I will be heading back to Muir Woods pretty soon. Have you been outside lately? Get out! Explore! Stretch your legs! Take some flower pics! Use a ton of exclamation marks! And listen to the “All I Want Is You” song from Juno!