Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fern Canyon

In Balance with Nature

We were visiting friends down in Santa Cruz over Labor Day weekend, hence the lateness of this final post from our trip up north... just some pictures I took during a solitary and quite peaceful morning walk along the beautiful and aptly named Fern Canyon Trail.

From the Van Damme campground, the trail meanders along Little River off into the lush forest. Five finger, bird’s foot, lady, licorice, stamp, sword and deer - name some of the various ferns growing throughout the canyon. A close-up of some vertically growing five finger below.


The Fallen

Who-o-o who-o-o... this awesome little guy, a giveaway winning from Anne, probably felt quite at home here in this woodsy habitat :)

The hand woven crop top is an older thrift find that I don’t recall having posted before. It's perfect for wearing with high waisted skirts and jeans.


Path Toward Illumination

The way the sunlight filtered through the trees was breathtaking, lighting up leaves with a silvery glow and dancing on the softly flowing water. I was pretty blown away by how gorgeous the trail was and really wanted to keep going even though I had to get back to camp.

One day I’d love to return and do the whole 7-mile loop all the way out to the Pygmy Forest which sounds very cool, with knee-high cypress trees that are decades old.

We drove home along the wonderfully scenic highway 128 and stopped for lunch in Boonville. I took these last two shots out the car window on the drive. The sky was incredible that day...


...even boasting a heart-shaped cloud!

15 comments:

Zohar said...

I love your top - the colors and the fabric - great for fall :)

sally said...

wow, missa! amazing shots. fern forests are my kinda place. love your crop top and that belt i can see peeking out!

hope you will post pics of sc. i used to live there for nearly 6 yrs. :)

bellisimama said...

we have a fern canyon up here, too! it's really amazing. where is that one?

bellisimama said...

we have a fern canyon up here, too! it's really amazing. where is that one?

Justice Pirate said...

You always find the prettiest places!! I love it.

sixandtwenty said...

Amazing photos, yay for heart shaped clouds!

I love the belt and thanks for the welcome back!

Tera said...

Love the landscape photos. I wish, wish, wish I could wear a sweater now. Not till November :< I love your top. I had one very similar and so did my mom. They came with matching high waisted skirts. I especially love what I can see of your green sweater.

Mamushka Marie said...

the texture and colors in your top are so wonderful. great photos!

Milla said...

The woods are lovely dark and deep and you're lovely too.

muchlove said...

a heart shaped cloud!! I love that :D

Andrea said...

Looks like a beautiful area. I also like the owl pendant. I've got one of those too :)

Chloe said...

Really beautiful Missa, Clove looks so cute!! ~ could you check out my blog? its fairly new...
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the Citizen Rosebud said...

mad photo skillz. this place looks so lovely!

Lisa said...

such pretty photos love your outfit!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

Oh my these photos are super beautiful. lovely outfit for the occassion. Love it.