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
for the cultural touchstone
brown, white spots, those eyes
four inches in length
lives like king in crown
in pursuit of carrion
a huge bald eagle
hold dreams close to heart
raise face to the beguiled blue
sunbeam bursts throughout
crowns of majestic redwoods
hope twirls with a breeze
they stand defiant
soaking up carbon and mist
life support for all
SAVE THE REDWOODS!
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! 💖
© Lauren Scott, Baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
92 thoughts on “The Magic of Redwoods…”
These Tall Trees are amazing. Anita
They truly are. Thanks, Anita!
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! 🥰💖🤗
Thanks so much for your awesome words, Kym! You would love this park. It’s truly stunning and feels like a whole new world only 20 minutes from us. Sending hugs for a great day! 💖😁🌲
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! 🤗💖😘
Yes, such a treat, Kym! Hugs and smooches right (write) back to you! 😁🤗💖🌺
They sure are! Thanks for stopping by, VJ!
Gorgeous poetry and pictures, Lauren! I love them!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
Thanks so much, Yvette! I’m glad you enjoyed the magic! 🙂 💗
Effective way of expressing your concerns. Love it.
Thanks, Sharon! I know you love redwoods! And I can’t stop taking photos even though I have a million. xo
A magical experience!
It really is each time we visit, Paula. We live close to this park, so it’s one of our favorite destinations. Thank you! 💓
Beautiful photos and poetry.
Thanks for your lovely words, Suzette! I’m glad you enjoyed the magic. 💞
You are most welcome Lauren.
A magical destination that you have described so eloquently and poetically. 💚
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! 🔆
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.
I debated on a crowded restaurant, Pooja, but this park won, and you are so right, no better place to celebrate! I agree with all you said too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
My pleasure and you definitely made the right decision there.
beautiful photos and poetic words to top off a wonderful day Lauren. So beautifully shared! Happy you had a great day! 💞
Thanks for your awesome comment, Cindy! The redwoods are truly magical and so is this park. I appreciate your kindness and I’m glad you enjoyed! 💖
Thank you, Lauren, for the beautiful post/poem!
I’m so glad you enjoyed these majestic trees and my poems, Joanna. Thank you for your lovely comment. 💗
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!
Thanks, Marina, for your lovely comment and share on fb. I can’t get enough of these beautiful trees, and the park is simply magical. Love and a zillion hugs to you! ❤️💐🌲🤗
“Magical” is what I get from your words and photos too!
Awwww….. and multiply those hugs and love, to you!!! 😉 xoxoxoxoxo ❤️🌷❤️
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
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! 🤗💗
Yes, I enjoyed the magic you wove for us. I’ll bet the forest smelled wonderful, too. The redwoods must be awe-inspiring to see in person.
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. 🙂
My husband and I do the same thing with millions of photos of each place we go, so of course we have to take more!
The redwoods are magic, Lauren. Thanks for sharing your poem.
They sure are, John. I’m glad you enjoyed the magic and my poems. Thank you!
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.
What an adventure and treat for your children, Ian. Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad you understand the need for preservation of these magnificent trees too.
What a marvelous place to spend Mother’s Day.
This park is truly magical, Sadje. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 💕
Thanks for sharing
“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. 🌳📸✨”
Thank you for such a beautiful comment. So true about these majestic trees. Thanks, Rajan!
So amazing nature 😯👍🙏 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 👍🙏 grace wishes dear friend 👏🥰
Thanks for your lovely words, Thattamma. I’m happy you enjoyed this nature post, these wonderful trees, and my poems. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Hugs 💗🌷🥰
Lovely post, Lauren. Gorgeous photos and magical words. ❤
Thanks, Carol! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos and poems. This park is truly magical. 💞
Lovely post, Lauren, both photos and poems.
Thanks, Anneli. I appreciate your kind words and am glad you enjoyed the redwoods.
They certainly are majestic and need to be preserved.
I’m glad you agree, Binky! Thanks!
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
Thanks so much, Curt! I’m glad I chose this park. Hanging out with the redwoods was much better than sitting in a crowded restaurant. I appreciate your kind words too. 🌲😁
I’ve hung out there, some, Lauren, but not nearly enough!
What a magical place to celebrate being a mother. Lovely photos and enchanting prose.❤️
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Bridgette. I just realized that your comments were in my spam. So, I’m catching up now. Sorry about that! ❤️
Loving the way the poetry and photos come together to create a poignant call to action. Lovely! ❤
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Layla. I’m glad you enjoyed this post. 💖
Superb and beautiful Redwoods and your poem is awesome and apt, Lauren. Wonderful post 👏👏
Thanks for your lovely words, Kamal. I’m glad you enjoyed these redwoods. They’re definitely magical. Hugs to you! 💞🌲
Yes absolutely true Lauren. Nature is always the best. Always welcome dear. Hugs to you too ❣️🤗❣️❣️
Lauren, what a splendid poem! Thanks for sharing it. I absolutely loved the photos that let me look way up into the branches of those towering, majestic trees too. Hugs.
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. 🙂 Hugs and thanks for popping in! ❤️
What a beautiful poem and lovely way to spend Mother’s Day. I’ve never seen your trees in person. Hope to one day. Amazing
Thanks for your lovely words, Audrey. I hope you get to see redwoods sometime. They are truly amazing and the experience is magical. xoxo
Fantastic poem, filled my mind with beautiful imagery of your words. And a wonderful meaning behind them all.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Dalton. I’m glad you enjoyed these redwoods and the message. Have a wonderful day!
HI Lauren, this is a lovely poem. I love it ecological aspects.
Thanks so much, Robbie. I’m glad you enjoyed the poetry. We love the redwoods. 🙂
I love them too. From a greater distance ❤️
Redwood trees are truly magnificent. I’ve seen some giant trees in Cambridge UK in the botanical gardens. Stunning. Wo derful poetry to celebrate these magnificent trees.
Hi Marje, they really are magnificent, aren’t they? I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, and I appreciate your visit and kind words about the poetry. Thanks again! ❤️
My pleasure I am a big fan of trees, Lauren.
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.
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. 💞
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.
It’s wonderful, and one thing I’ll miss if we ever move. 🙂 Thanks again, Smitha. 🤗
Reading this with the amazing photos – absolutely mesmerizing and very strong message.
Thank you very much for your lovely comment, and I’m grateful you liked the photos and poems. 💞
Thanks so much!
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 “lost” 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 ❤️