Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for a Sonnet to the Sequoias

F.Y.I. I am taking part in the A to Z Challenge blogging poetry on vacation spots  I've visited. 
Stop by Monday and check out my Tanka on the letter T.
                                                            
Winding, twisting curving, higher we rise
Searching for the majestic tree giants
We round the bend and in front of our eyes
A land of sequoias stand defiant
Thousands of year grown from one tiny seed
Five of the world’s largest ten trees are here
1890 national park decreed
Discovered by naturalist John Muir
Muir’s famous quote: "In every walk with
Nature one receives far more than he seeks."
In Sequoia you see that is no myth
Black bears, skunks, gray foxes, cascading creeks
Massive Sequoia trees rise from the ground
                                                                       In this landscape nature’s beauty abounds


Sequoia National Park is a place to visit at least once in your lifetime. Standing next to the largest living tree on the planet, The General Sherman, is exhilarating! The General Sherman is considered to be, by volume, the world's largest tree. It's over 270 feet high, and has a ground base circumference of over 100 feet and the first branch is a full 130 feet from the forest floor.

It's hard to fathom numbers that size with our familiarity to the average tree. To only way to fully appreciate the magnitude of The General Sherman, and the other Giant Sequoias in the park, is to see them for yourself.

Muse For Today: What is the tallest living (or non-living) thing you've seen?

See more of Sequoia National Park at terragalleria.com 

8 comments:

The Primlani Kitchen said...

Thanks for stopping by Jenn!! I am sure glad that the end is in sight of the A to Z. lol.

Lynda R Young said...

I visited the Sequoia National Park once and it was truly an amazing place.

Tara Tyler said...

would love to see a majestic sequoia up close!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Yes, 26 days never seemed so LONG! :D

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hi Tara, I hope you do get to see a sequoia up close. It boggles the mind. Thanks for hopping over.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hi Lynda, one visit can last a lifetime.

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

Sequoias are the most beautiful trees in the world!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Yes they are AMAZING! Especially when you see the tiny seed that grow this GIANT tree.

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