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A trip through Northern California is not complete without a visit to the Redwoods. We stopped in one of the many Redwood State Parks and also the National Park. Lighting for tree photography was nearly as bad as it could be with high bright sunshine so I didn’t spend much time making images of the massive trees. It was good enough just to stand among them. I also enjoyed the other things growing in the old forests. Of particular interest to me was a large Trillium with reddish flowers. It was new to me. I found this article about it on the California Native Plant Society blog. One visitors’ center had slabs of wood from redwood trees showing their really wide annual growth rings. Here at home on the east slope of Washington’s Cascades, tree rings are close together, nearly impossible to see and showing very slow growth.

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  1. Redwoods are what I miss most about California.

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