Saturday, January 12, 2013

Muir Woods

William and Elisabeth Kent bought a redwood forest in California in 1905, named it after their conservationist friend John Muir and gave it to the federal government. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed it a National Monument to preserve its beauty and help tree-lovers enjoy it. And it's still a wonderful place, where we spent a day with our friends last summer. The children took a rest on a trunk that the National Park Service had put across a creek for visitors to pass over.

2 comments:

Helen Ström said...

That's beautiful Måns!! Nice story as well!

Måns Sjöberg said...

Thanks a lot, Helen! As usual I have thoughts about how to repaint the picture but I've learned that perfection is a hoax, so I'll leave it as it is.