Another twist in the ribbon (Sequoias)

Like I said before, sometimes things don’t quite work out the way you planned, they work out better. This happened again a week ago.

Some of my ski buddies had organized a camping trip to the Sequoias, which I eagerly joined, especially since my last trip up there was canceled due to weather. Having never been there, I did not know what to expect, and to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed. Big trees? Check. Beautiful campsite under sequoias and by the creek? Check again. Good friends and great food? Absolutely. Still, no crazy good vistas or sights that blew my mind, and of course (it was the end of June), a lot of tourists.

So when I got home and perfunctorily went through my photos, I was surprised to end up with one of my favorite shots ever. It is not awe-inspiring. It is not spectacular. It is not grandiose. And yet, something about it keeps pulling me back in, and I am curious to know if anyone else feels the same.


  • 4 years ago

    Yes! Very inviting capture, Murielle! The crystal clear reflection and perfectly placed sunburst draw me in, over and over. I love Sequoia mainly when I can get lost in it’s magnificent trees, and that’s getting harder to do, with so many visitors. So a quiet moment like this, reminds me of the solitude of it all. ? Love it!

    • 4 years ago

      Thanks Kim! My fave part was actually when I got lost on a side trail off of Crescent Meadows and found myself as you describe, lost in the trees with no-one around 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    It draws me in as well! I love the sunburst and reflection of the trees in the water. magical.

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