Today was day TWO of my marathon trip to the West Coast! My fantastic friends, Natalie and Scott, decided to take me to see the redwoods and the surfers around Santa Cruz. It was absolutely fabulous!
When you’re standing underneath trees like these, everything else pretty much disappears.
Oxalis grew all over the forest floor.
In the clearings, forget-me-nots bloomed
At this point during the day, I almost fell into the river trying to get a picture of this little bleeding heart growing along the path.
Begonia, hanging out.
A fantastical fern! Looks like a goose head.
Surfer, foreground. Dolphins, background.
View of the Santa Cruz waterfront
Giant plants in FRONT of a Surf Shop!
Paradise Surf Shop.
My haul from the Santa Cruz bookshop. I was restrained. I only got 10 books, all paperback. I especially like the title of the “alluring lettuces” book.
All in all, a pretty fantastic day!