Oh, just look at that view! The sky is so blue, the clouds are so light and wispy, and the lupines are so lovely.
Let's get in close to admire the color - and snap a picture in this great setting!
We've got to zoom out again to see the grand picture - certainly quite grand! My friend Elena pointed out the distinct line between the different types of trees on that far hill - almost looks like a shadow on one side!
Don't you just want to frolic through the flowers??
Nothing like a sunny summer day spent with family and friends. =) Such a gift!
Aww, look at my beautiful mom among the lupines!
Anybody up for a game of hide-and-seek? ;)
Take in one last whiff of that sun-drenched-lupine smell. There's nothing like it!
Now, on to the Trees of Mystery! Up there is the "lightning tree" - see how jagged it is, just like a bolt of lightning?
And there's the Cathedral Tree. It's the site of many a wedding. That's my "the-only-thing-I-need-is-a-man-to-complete-this-picture" pose. ;)
You can see that the redwoods are amazing just by looking at their huge trunks. But let's tilt our heads back and gaze up at the sky - I think we'll get a whole new perspective.
Want another perspective? Let's take the Skytrail (riding in the gondolas) up to the top!
What a view from up here!
And...back down we go!
Before we leave the redwoods, let's take a quick stop at the Forest Cafe across the street. Isn't it so cute?? (And the food's not bad either! The pulled pork sandwich and the sweet potato fries that were the lunch special yesterday? - Mmm!)
Wait!! Oh no!! The bear got me! (I guess that's my frozen-stupid-in-fear look, LOL!)
Oh, no worries! We were just playin'. ;) (But seriously, I look as white as a vampire!)
Be sure to wave good-bye to Paul Bunyan - he might just wave back!
I hope everyone enjoyed the hike (and more)! Remember, the giveaway closes this evening when I put together the last post of Camp Humility 2012. See you at the campfire!
(Pictures were taken yesterday by my mom and me on an actual outing with my dear friend, Elena. We had a fabulous time, and I'm so grateful to my mom for taking us!)