THE AVENUE OF GIANTS is an amazing stretch of highway in Mendocino county where you can drive through old-growth redwoods, see them up close, and possibly even reconsider your perception of time, scale, and human significance.
We recently visited the grove and couldn't help but feel dwarfed by the magnificent trees towering above, still vital after thousands of years on this planet. Scientific measurements indicate these trees have been around for most of our human history and show no signs of extinction -- if left untouched. Can we be responsible "good stewards" of the environment?
Driving deeper and deeper into the massive groves, it's easy get a refreshed perspective about time. It's a big universe out there and we are but a footnote in the grand scheme of things.
May we be good neighbors, take care of our surroundings, celebrate the beauty and opportunitIes we discover along the way.