Winding through the redwoods
Another successful weekend in one of California's amazing national parks. Only one more to go!
We had a total blast exploring the redwoods. In our talks, we’ve explored the ideas we have our past selves and how they influence our identity today. We have been practicing non-attachment to any judgements we have of ourselves and of others. It was so special to be surrounded by the world’s tallest living things. I felt peaceful and quiet. Continuously grateful for every breath. Also grateful for puppy cuddles and that warm morning light.
Daydreaming back to our Win’18 photoshoot at Redwood Forest.. such an amazing place spent with gorgeous parents & children.
Last week marked my first encounter with this strange and enigmatic Anthocerophyte - a Hornwort. It may not look like much, but It is thought that Hornworts may actually be one of the oldest lineages of plants, originating in the Devonian period (420-360 million years ago). Evolutionary systematics still doesn’t have a great explanation on how the various genera of Hornworts are related to other plants, or even to other Hornworts. Due to poor preservation, most of the evidence that might help solve these relationships is lost in the fossil record after the Cambrian era. On the west coast, we have 7 species of Hornworts. This one was found growing on a fallen old-growth Redwood tree in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park just alongside the creek. It’s possible it might be the genus Anthoceros, but because they are so difficult to discern by their morphology alone, I can’t say with 100% confidence. Anyways, besides all that, this is a super cool plant for botanists to come across. Keep an eye out for them!