Loch Lomond Recreation Area counts as Nature Rhythms’ favorite new discovery. It sits in the Santa Cruz mountains and serves dual purposes—the preserve contains the county’s drinking water reservoir, but looks like a lake and allows boating and other summer kicks. Spring wildflowers abound in the redwoods there.
Nature Rhythms’ recent trip was like walking into a fungi factory — mushrooms popping out of bark and wood at every turn — in every shape and texture.
The daunting presence of the sequoias and the rich habitat that surrounds them.
“The highlight for me was lying down, and while taking time to be silent, looking up at the trees and feeling the peace of the redwood cathedral within myself.”
By day, the silence and peace transformed my state of mind. After night fell, moonbeams aiming right into my body fully recharged me.
Right after another rain, this week’s redwood hike revealed so many natural glistening things, like a large golden drop. A misshapen spider web had caught a sphere of amber liquid, which sparkled like a jewel. I wonder if the web’s host would drink it. Our hike on the Bridle and Orchard trails showcased birds, moss…