Tag Archives: Tree

Logging on a Big Scale

Before tourism became a big feature of Snoqualmie, it was a logging town.  Much of the Pacific Northwest was in the lumber business providing vast amounts of timber to the country as a whole.  Lumber is still important but it … Continue reading

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What a Tree!

Rain forest conditions produce plants that are uniquely able to exploit the environment.  This tree was like something out of a fantasy movie.  I think it was one plant but, to be honest, there would be no obvious way to … Continue reading

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Cool Bench

Just a quick picture from the gardens at Chatsworth. An old tree trunk had been sculpted to make a rather cool double sided bench.

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Coin Tree

I’m not sure whether to categorize this as in interesting oddity or vandalism. While walking in the Lakes, we came across this tree. At a distance I thought it was an interesting type of bark but, once you get closer, … Continue reading

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Tuolumne Grove

A trip into Yosemite means a chance to see some big trees. I had originally thought about a trip to Mariposa Grove like the one I posted about here. However, coming in over the Tioga Pass makes for a long … Continue reading

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Oakland tree lights

Downtown Oakland is an interesting combination of old buildings and newer structures.  It has some appealing parts and some that are a little less attractive.  However, one thing did catch my eye once I had checked in to my hotel.  … Continue reading

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What a Tree!

The banyan tree is a pretty amazing form of life.  The way the branches drop to the ground and form new roots (at least that is what it looks like they do) is pretty amazing.  The town of Lahaina has … Continue reading

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Mariposa Grove

The last time I was in Yosemite, it had just snowed and so the access to Mariposa Grove was cut off.  It is a shame since visiting the groves of sequoias is one of the high points for me.  The … Continue reading

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