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101 So much wood, so little time: Sequoia National Park

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I just have to share a few photos of the Sequoias of California.  It was a privilege and a blessing to walk among these great trees, grateful for their preservation and their beauty.  I am only half joking about carving them.  It would be grand to get some of this wood.  I do carve cotton wood bark, so I had gone to the park hoping to be able to find a piece of Sequoia bark.  After being there and touching one of the tree, I know better.  The bark of these giants is spongy, made up of many small scales or flakes.  I suspect it would not make a good base for a carving.

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It is difficult to imagine trees this large, and then to imagine how much wood is in one.  Not that I am in favor of cutting any of this beauties down, but, wow.  I must say that, while the pictures are stunning, being in their presences is even better.

Shalom.

“Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.”

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