Sunday, March 24, 2013

We're Back!

In California that is...we are travelling down through the Eastern side of California and hoping to visit a few of the National Parks. It was a beautiful drive today...sun was shining and driving through parts of Oregon was absolutely magical. It is all a result of the rain forest conditions along the Oregon coast, and I am not sure what the locals call it, but it looked like an Emerald Forest to me.

Isn't it magical looking with the sun shining through. The trees are totally covered in moss and if I was a writer of fantasy books this would certainly inspire me...can't you just imagine wood nymphs and faeries, or trolls hiding behind one of those moss covered stumps or sitting in the crook of a limb on one of those trees, and peeking down on me snapping a photo or two?
They look so soft and velvety in real life...makes you want to almost pet them, like you would a favourite teddy bear...and no I didn't!
Mr. O shakes his head at enough things I do, if I asked him to pull over for me to "feel/pet" a tree he might just cut the trip short to have my state of mind evaluated.

Before long we were catching glimpses of the mountains ahead of us.

I'm sure we will see a little more of the "white stuff" tomorrow as we trek over and through the mountains on out way to Tahoe. Some of the climbs up these mountain hi-ways can be very exhilarating even in a car...twists and turns, steep climbs, manoeuvring around cyclists, and still trying to enjoy the view.

The above cartoon was found at
We are resting our bones in Yreka, California tonight. It is nice to stop early enough to put my feet up transfer photos from my camera onto my IPad, and be able to write my blog post, with a little time left over to read or stitch a bit. Hope you are enjoying a cozy evening with maybe a bit of stitching or reading or whatever it is you do to relax.

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


HollyM said...

Oh I envy seeing all those landscapes! I would truly have to have petted those trees, I think. Gord is pretty much un fazed by anything I do! He chalks it up to the artist's mind. It's a good excuse!

JoAnne said...

Such lovely photos. I've never seen anything like those mossy woods. Very cool! I also like your socks, by the way!

Sarah said...

The mountain standing out like that looks like Mt Fuji or Kilimanjaro! Is it the tallest mountain in the USA? I have no idea what that is or where abouts it is. Australian here!

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