Tree Dance

Visiting the Park at this time of year offers a special experience.  Few visitors come now, so you have Giant Forest almost to yourself.  It has always been a mystery to me about why everyone seems to come at the same time to see the trees.  Wonder if the trees are lonely without us right about now?  Or are we just missing something wonderful by not hanging out with some very big friends?

Great source for where to stay in Three Rivers can be found here.
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photo by Phil Haack from his blog

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PS: tomorrow is the Holiday Bazaar in Three Rivers
from 9-4 at the Memorial Bldg.
Enjoy local creativity, from home jams to birdhouses and wreaths.
Don’t forget to sample the great cinnamon rolls!

Scanning from 100+ years in the past: John Muir’s hand to digital viewing

S5002-lg The newest digital collection at the University of the Pacific’s library will excite any John Muir enthusiast. The library has scanned more than 6,500 of his letters and posted them online. The library has also made collections of Muir’s photographs, drawings, and journals  online.

via the Sierra Magazine blog

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John Muir standing to the right of Teddy Roosevelt, circa turn of the 20th Century.
Base of Giant Sequioa tree behind these men, circa turn of the 1st Century.

Kaweah Watershed

10DueEastfromMoroRock-largeThe recent Kaweah Land and Arts Festival brought artists, poets, writers, naturalists and biologists together for a wonderful, continuing conversation about living and creating in the Kaweah Watershed.

Make sure you go see the exhibit at Arts Visalia this month at 214 E. Oak in Visalia CA.  See lithographs by Matthew Rangel and photographs by John Spivey author of The Great Western Divide, a History with Crow, Coyote and God. See also, johnspiveyfurniture.com.

Links to other contributors to the Festival are:
John Dofflemyer
: poet, conservationist and rancher
Paul Buxman: artist, farmer
Rob Hansen: biologist, naturalist, college professor
Tim Z. Hernandez: poet, performer
Sylvia Ross: author, poet, illustrator
Trudy Wischemann
: author, musician
William Tweed: author, naturalist

Sequoia Riverlands Trust: a regional, Central California, non-profit land trust dedicated to conserving the natural and agricultural legacy of the southern Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley.