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.
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.
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!