Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Exploring Fern Canyon

Places like this take some effort to get to. Of course, I don’t really think of it that way because the effort it takes pales in comparison to the experience. You can find the Fern Canyon turn off along the 101 through Redwood National Park at the Elk Meadow turn off. It is actually part of the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park and costs $8 (exact change only or check) to park. (more…)

Climb Up

Photo By: Carrie

Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

Here again
Looking
up with no path
No instructions no way through
or under

Just knowing (more…)

The Shoreline

Photo By: Carrie

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

When no one is
Looking from any direction
Or aware of my plight towards
The water I go it talks
To me singing in waves (more…)

Emerald Wings

Photo By: Carrie

Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

Forest whispers held in
Raindrop drips waiting
On emerald wings
For the one who looks
Deeper and hears secrets in
The rain (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Photo By: Carrie

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, CA

My breath feels
Everything
Weighted my eyes fixed
Into the sprawling (more…)

Jaywalking

Photo By: Carrie

Prairie Creek State Park, CA

My son ran ahead on the trail, so far ahead I thought for a moment I had lost him. I started running along the trail feeling torn between moving past all the beauty and tiny details and needing to find my son. The silhouette of his head, I would recognize it anywhere, finally popped into view as I wound around the last bend in the trail. I could hardly believe how far ahead of me he was.  What prompted me to run was about to come true, he was just about to dart out into the road. Our car was parked on the other side, he wanted to reunite with my husband and his brother. (more…)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Photo By: Carrie

The Big Tree, Prairie Creek State Park

Express
Yourself with love
And light with joy
And sorrow dig deep into
Pain and fright express fully (more…)