Water and Redwood

Redwoods and water mix, giving the redwoods their famous resistance to fire. The Redwood of northern California stands as a giant above all other forest dwellers. Moss and mushroom creep up its trunk to reach sunlight. Soft ferns sway beneath its gaze. Fallen branches decay to nourish its roots. Water collects in its bark to hydrate and protect it from fire. Rain lingers in puddles to reflect the abundance of the Redwood forest. There is such a graceful balance in Nature.

Photo: Water and Redwood | March 2011 | © Shirley Bassett