Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

I was enthralled with the rain forest in the Pacific Northwest when we visited. We are also looking forward to a visit to the rain forest of Alaska’s southeast so when I saw Cee’s word this week is texture I was very happy.

I was amazed at the thickness of the moss and how it covers everything.

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I marveled at the different textures of the large stumps that were slowly decaying into the soil – and the new growth they supported.

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We walked through a rain forest path leading to the Pacific beach and were treated to a sun-dappled mossy floor dotted with mushrooms. The multiple textures and colors were a feast for the eyes

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Sometimes the moss hung from tree limbs hanging over ferns and moss. The varied textures almost overloaded my senses – and sometimes they were spooky.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture



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Our trip to the northern West Coast created some amazing memories, among them the rain forests and the redwoods. I love walking down paths, among the trees, smelling the mustiness and moisture, watching the light sparkle and dance. I carried a misconception into the forests that logging cleared the land, leaving a barren waste. I left with new knowledge that logging is done with discretion, thinning out to make an opportunity for a stronger forest.

There is evidence of earlier logging that took the centuries-old trees. With current logging, will any of trees that are left standing be allowed to grow to the wondrous size of the “virgin growth” that was originally found on this land?

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There was a lot of evidence of logging, not on barren hills but on the roads. I gave these monsters lots of room and pulled over to let them pass whenever they appeared behind me. I was a bit unnerved when I was leading them down hills and around curves.

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