Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
You walk slowly balancing your weight
The soft water-logged ground
Sometimes gives way beneath your feet
You step up
A river smoothed log
Solid in place (well at least until the next major storm makes it release)
You crouch down
You must run your hands along its water sanded skin
Learning and feeling
What it means to dig in
To whither to let everything wash over you
Slowly losing layers
Your truth you continue
To the stretched tips of the fallen log
Soon looking beyond
Soft golden glimmers of light
Softly singing wildly dancing reminding you
Your smile returns
Right now your direction
What you know
**This post is part of Monochrome Madness, week 30. Leanne Cole and Laura Macky host this incredible collection of monochrome images each week. I appreciate their openness towards anyone who wants to participate. So, if monochrome images fascinate you as they do me, send in an entry too. You can find the direct link to the other images in this collection HERE. (If the link isn’t live yet, it hasn’t been posted, please be patient)
Lovely words and image!
Thank you Laura. This is such a beautiful canyon, my boys loved this adventure 🙂
This is a beautiful post Carrie!
I was so there with you 🙂 How soft was that magnificent log?
Awe, thanks Robyn 🙂 it was incredibly soft, I couldn’t stop touching it! My kids were also very intrigued by this log too. And the canyon, well that is for another post. Thank you for reading and “being there”.
I thought it looked amazingly soft and I would ‘so’ be doing the same thing 🙂
Looking forward to the canyon too.