Redwoods: Why the trees?

 

The Roaring Redwoods is barreling along. Episode 8 comes out any second now and that leaves only two more! Also out soon is Collection One- the first five episodes put together as a book. The second five will be Collection Two and then I’m back to the contemporary world getting a novel out (With a Lemon Twist).

 

So it’s proLC_TheRoaringRedwoods_ep7b-3bably obvious to you that I love the Redwoods. And I thought this was true for everyone. I mean, how could you NOT love Redwood trees? But it’s true. Ronald Reagan said something to the effect of “You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.”

I prefer what Joseph Santone says, “They’re like women. All unique and worth a closer look.”

I have no explanation for why I like them so much. Why they move me. I did not grow up here, but we visited the Redwoods (inland and coastal) frequently and they were always my favorite.

When I moved to this area and looked at a place to rent, I found a little place with Redwoods in the front yard. The place at had lots of issues, but I could not get over the fact I would have RedwooJanuary 2, 2013 062d trees IN MY my front yard.

I have been in this area for over a decade and I now know it’s not uncommon here, but it’s still special to me. I live in a different place (with other issues) and yet I look out my living room window- and see those gorgeous trees- and am soothed.

I meditate on those trees the way others sit before the alter at church. Their longevity, beauty, strength encompassing so much of what I believe about God.

So, I don’t know why the trees captivate me. I don’t know why they don’t captivate everyone.

But it’s been fun to have them featured in the story. And in my life.

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