Saturdays are so strange.
I let myself sleep in, but after an exhausting week I’m still tired enough to get to 5:30 PM and fall asleep until 8:30 PM. So despite my best intentions I spent most of this day asleep or feeling…disoriented…weird…etc. Napping is rarely worth it.
So now that I’ve been awake for a bit and finished off “Surrounded by Sleep” by Akhil Sharma & the preface of Martha C. Nussbaum’s “Poetic Justice,” I naturally decided to stumble around stumbleupon.com!
One of my favorite finds was this website:
Which features amAZING pictures of beautiful sequoias!
I’ve now added “Visit the Sequoias” to my list of thins To Do Before I Die. They are spectacular! I mean, I knew about them already, but these pictures give such a wonderful perspective that I, already an avid tree-lover, am temporarily obsessed. Later that will simmer down to simply an ever-present dream of seeing the sequoias…then one day I will journey out there via train or automobile (because these seem the most romantic ways to travel within your own country), and write pages of poetry & narratives about the experience.
Trust me, I know myself very well.
*the “coast redwood” as it is also known, is the only living species of its genus (Sequoia) which belongs to the cypress family!
*fog is actually a vital part of its survival, providing much of the sequoia’s water source
*its tannin-rich bark is a major part of its ability to withstand fire…tannin is also found in persimmons, which is why a persimmon so completely dries out your mouth if you eat it before it’s ripe
So take a few minutes to see those pictures, and dream a little bit about the largest trees in the world.
Alright folks, time to write the billionth reading response of my life! Later.