Light/Breezes

Light/Breezes
SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BEAUTIFUL DWARF PYGMYS & SHRINK CAMPAIGN $

GET THE BIG $ OUT OF POLITICS
     Frequent readers may recall my plea for getting big money out of campaigns.  Well, here's a great idea from writer Jim Worth.
DRONE FOLLOW UP
    Blogger Bob Christy posted this extraordinary story after
reading my post  about trying to get a drone into operation
in my news shop.
DAY BOOK
A PLACE FOR THE ANCIENTS
     This extraordinary creature is a 600-800 year old  dwarfed pygmy oak residing in the Los Osos Oaks State Reserve. The 85 acres of ancient sand dune is south of Morro Bay and just east of Los Osos off Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo County. Chumash Indians once lived where the historic trees have been saved. 

      It is a small reserve but has managed to protect living
links to the 11th century.  When these oaks were saplings, 
   European court society had not yet sent explorers toward
what they would call North America. The Chumash camped
on this land.  Some of the preserve is on a Chumash midden.

      Lace lichen streamers decorate some of the old stand. Historians say Chumash mothers used the lichen as wraps for their infants.

Three hiking trails take you beneath the old growth oaks. The eastern edge of the preserve runs along a stand of old sycamore, willow, laurel and cottonwood trees. Between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo you can time travel.
See you down the trail.     

2 comments:

  1. That pygmy oak is incredible, like a prehistoric creature. All of your tree photographs are great. I recall reading that Druids believed oak trees were sacred, and ancient souls, so the first thing Caesar did when invading Gaul was to go to the sacred places and cut down all the oak tree. Kinda sad.

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