February 15, 2010

at Roy's Redwoods, Marin County

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photo by Donald Kinney

In the late 1800's and early 1900's the population of San Francisco was exploding.   Wood for construction was in short supply and loggers were more than willing to pillage the tall stands of Redwood trees in Marin County to meet the demand and collect the bounty.   Very few old growth trees escaped being felled, and most Redwoods you see in Marin County today are second growth Redwoods that sprouted from the roots of the old cut trees.   This particular "old-growth" specimen is at Roy's Redwoods near San Geronimo in West Marin -- I often stop by to say hello.

BY THE WAY FOLKS, after years of just kicking around with very few visitors, AphotoAday (((this blog))) seems to finally be "taking off".   Yesterday I had the counter working and found that 177 people stopped by.   So, I don't know if I am deserving of all this new-found attention, but maybe this is my "fifteen minutes of fame".   Anyway, not many folks are leaving comments, and I'm not fishing for compliments but I'd sure like to know who you are so I can check out your blog too.

All the best to everyone, and welcome to AphotoAday.   Best regards, Don & Kitty.

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photo by Donald Kinney

No shortage of moss at Roy's Redwoods.   And with all the recent moisture it's happy moss, indeed.

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photowannabe said...

Hey, congratulations on the hits. I guess I am one of the faithful few that writes.
I write because I like what I see and want you to know that I appreiate your work.
Love the lushness of Roy's Redwoods.

AphotoAday said...

HI PHOTOWANNABE SUE -- Well, if I've never told you how much I really appreciate your comments, it was just an oversight... I think you've been my biggest cheerleader and your comments have been a true inspiration for me to keep shooting... All the best to you, Sue... Best regards, Don and Kitty

Jane said...

I see I'm not the only tripster who photographs tree trunks up close, I have whole series. It's so fun.

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