The Magic of Redwoods…

soaring to the top
with best view of stunning park
she feeds her babies

its numbers decline
endangered species, precious
dark brown spotted owl

watching from above
birds’ chorus resounds within
grandiose forest

advocates promote
for the cultural touchstone
brown, white spots, those eyes

four inches in length
wandering salamander
lives like king in crown

watching intently
in pursuit of carrion
a huge bald eagle

hold dreams close to heart
raise face to the beguiled blue
evergreens enchant

sunbeam bursts throughout
crowns of majestic redwoods
hope twirls with a breeze

they stand defiant
soaking up carbon and mist
life support for all


Spotted owls, a myriad of bird species, and salamanders are only a fraction of the wildlife that live in redwood forests.

We hung out with the redwoods on Mother’s Day, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to celebrate! I hope you enjoyed the facts and the magic! πŸ’–

Β© Lauren Scott, – All rights reserved.

92 thoughts on “The Magic of Redwoods…

  1. Oh wow, what an amazing experience. Your photos are breathtaking Lauren, and they complement your poetry perfectly. 🌳🌲🌳 That was a beautiful way to spend your Mother’s Day! πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ€—

      1. Oh wow Lauren, what a treat to be that close to those beautiful redwoods and to visit anytime you would like to. You are so very welcome my friend. Hugs and smooches comin’ right back at ya! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ˜˜

    1. Thanks for your lovely words, Michele. For some reason, your comment landed in my spam. So weird, but that’s why I’m delayed in replying. I haven’t checked spam in a while, but I guess I should check it more often. Anyway, thank you! πŸ©·πŸ”†

  2. No better place to spend Mother’s Day than with Mother Nature. I really hope people make an effort to conserve the redwoods. Once the species that live there go extinct there’s no going back. We need to save them while we can.

  3. Ah, you’re so right! What better place to celebrate the day, my dear friend!
    I love your poem and photographs of this amazing forest!
    Love and many hugs!

      1. “Magical” is what I get from your words and photos too!
        Awwww….. and multiply those hugs and love, to you!!! πŸ˜‰ xoxoxoxoxo ❀️🌷❀️

  4. I have such an affinity for trees, especially the Redwoods, and your poetry is the perfect attire. The absolutely perfect mother’s day! Here’s to tree-huggers everywhere, hugs, C

    1. My hubby and I feel the same, Cheryl, especially about Redwoods. This park is only about 20 minutes away, but it feels like a whole new world. I feel like I should break out in song (Aladdin). 😁 Anyway, thank you for your lovely words about my poems too. Cheers to tree-huggers! πŸ€—πŸ’—

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the magic, Liz. And you’re right about the smell, intoxicating! This park is very close to us, so it’s a treat to be able to go whenever we want. These trees are truly awe-inspiring, and I just keep taking more photos even though I’ve taken a million already. πŸ™‚

  5. One of the great thrills of my experience was travelling around the US by car and visiting most of the states as an educational tour for my children. I remember seeing the redwoods for the first time and marveling at the beauty of those trees. It is a treasure to be preserved.

  6. “Enchanting photographs of trees that symbolize the beauty and resilience of nature. From vibrant flowers to majestic canopies, these images instill a deeper appreciation for the wonders of our natural world. πŸŒ³πŸ“Έβœ¨”

  7. So amazing nature πŸ˜―πŸ‘πŸ™ Redwood trees in this spring season and the poems also inspiring !! So beautiful choice , Happy Mother’s Day you dear spent this lovely place full
    Of the beauty of the trees and gorgeous nature ,perfect πŸ‘πŸ™ grace wishes dear friend πŸ‘πŸ₯°

  8. I can’t imagine a better place to spend Mother’s Day, Lauren, or any other day for that matter! Love your verses and photos capturing the trees and the wildlife that inhabits them. Thank you. –Curt

    1. Thanks so much, Teagan! I’m happy you loved these majestic trees. It’s surreal looking up into their branches and I love that angle for taking photos. I have many. I can’t seem to stop taking photos of them. πŸ™‚ Hugs and thanks for popping in! ❀️

  9. Wonderful pictures,Lauren, showcasing the magnificence of the redwood trees. Lovely poem, too! Something about them bring out the Poet in us. I had written a poem on them 4 years ago when my sister sent me a picture of her looking up at the Redwood trees.

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Smitha. They are magical, aren’t they? No matter how often we visit this park that is only 20 minutes from us, we feel like each time is the first. Taking more photos, and for me, writing another poem. That’s wonderful about the poem you wrote too. They are truly awe-inspiring. πŸ’ž

      1. Wow…to live so close to them. That must be amazing. ‘Awe-inspiring’…that’s exactly how I felt on seeing my sister’s picture and now yours.

  10. Heather Brittain

    I visited the redwoods and the sequoia’s last summer for the first time. It felt like I was transported to a land of pure magic. I long to be back in them. I almost said to be β€œlost” in them. But they made me feel found. Hopefully I can return again, soon. Thank you for sharing these pictures and words. I can almost smell the mulchy earth through the screen ❀️

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