We are all in love with the forest.
Driving up to Mt. Tamalpais on Sunday, both of the kids exclaimed when we drove onto Panaromic Hwy…The trees! Look at all the trees! Their sense that this is an unusual sight is surprising to me. After all, we get out so frequently, and while they know the urban scape, they still have so much of their innate wildness intact. We are conducting this experiment…creating hybrid humans. Part feral! Part civilized! All blended together in the revolutionary San Francisco air!
They are elfin at the core, already knowing just what it is they like to seek out and do once the pavement ends. They also know who has shoulders to ride on and who carries the breakfast cookies.
The forest is waking up. Spring is now undeniable.
All of us were delighted to find these secret beauties in all the shady nooks. The Calypso Orchid.
Otherwise known as the Fairy Slipper.
Our hike was another epic one. Fern was still primed from last week and has literally hit her stride when it comes to “long journeys” (as she puts it).
How was your weekend?