Fern Fronds are Unfurling by the Moment

Posted on Mar 7, 2008


I’m back home from Baltimore and have been consuming nature like candy. I can’t believe how lucky I am to live where I do. Yesterday I sat in pygmy redwoods–the easternmost in the San Francisco Bay area. I was struck by a mushroom gleaming like a diamond on the forest floor. Bending closer, nickelback ringtones,nickelback ringtones rockstar,by free nickelback ringtones24 ringtones theme,24 theme ringtonescellular phone ringtones,ringtones for u.s cellular phone,audiovox cellular phone ringtonesfree i730 motorola nextel ringtones1100 free nokia ringtones tracfonefree downloadable ringtones,downloadable fido free ringtones totally,free downloadable ringtones for metrofree jamster ringtones,free info jamster remember ringtones,free ringtones from jamster6560 nokia polyphonic ringtones,nokia polyphonic ringtones,nokia 3560 polyphonic ringtonescell free nextel phone ringtonesdownload free ringtones verizondownload free mobile ringtones virgincheap mobile ringtones virginmusic nextel ringtones3360 filipino free nokia ringtones,3360 free nokia ringtonescell free phone ringtones wallpaper,cell phone ringtones wallpaper,cell phone ringtones and wallpaperctu free ringtonesfree ringtones sanyo sprintcingular free from ringtones7100i blackberry ringtonesfree ringtones creator softwarefree info phone remember ringtones sprint,free info phone remember ringtones,info phone remember ringtonestrac phone ringtonesenv lg ringtones,lg ringtones,lg ringtones vx8100free motorola ringtones tracfone v170free real ringtones toneinfo nextel personal remember ringtonesfree latest bollywood ringtones,free motorola bollywood ringtones,bollywood free ringtonesringtones for verizon wireless phone,ringtones for prepaid verizon wireless phonefree ringtones for motorola prepaid phone,free ringtones for motorola phone,free ringtones for motorola trac phoneboost free music real ringtones24 ctu free ringtonesfree music nokia ringtones,free music ringtones,free get music ringtonesfree mobile phone ringtones sent,free ringtones for virgin mobile cellular phone,free mobile phone ringtonesmotorola mp3 ringtones,motorola mp3 ringtones v220,free motorola mp3 ringtones v220free britney spears ringtones,britney spears ringtonesfree sprint cell phone ringtonesfree boost real music ringtonesreal ringtones wwecingular phone free real ringtonesfree blackberry ringtones,7290 blackberry free ringtones,blackberry download free ringtones650 free mp3 ringtones treo,650 mp3 palm ringtones treo,mp3 ringtones for treo 650maxis caller ringtoneshot new ringtonescricket free phone ringtonesfree christian music ringtones,free christian nokia ringtones,free christian ringtonesfree country music ringtones,country music ringtonescricket free ringtonescell pcs phone ringtones sprint,ringtones for sprint phone,pcs phone ringtones sprintcellular download free phone ringtonesfree real tone ringtones its celadon
surface stood revealed from shadow in a beam of light that that bounced back as three distinct stars in a vertical line. As I moved closer, they grew closer to each other. I moved so close I couldn’t focus. That seems like a much greater distance these days. Moving back a bit, I could see my own image in glossy silhouette on the fresh fungus, not an inch across.

Today I sit in shady sun, or sunny shade, depending on how you see it. Near me is a tree snapped off part way up. It’s a pine, of a type found nowhere else in California at such a low elevation. They are sappy, dry, and fragile, and lie about in coney elephant graveyards. Unfortunately, they won’t be replaced by others of their kind, since the seeds, sequestered within, are only released by fire.

It is dry where I sit, and rocky. I write in seldom used sloppy hand in a spiral notebook. Sitting here, I overlook yesterday’s little redwoods and their thought provoking mushrooms. A dog is yipping in the distance. Sometimes I hear train horns at night and know that either their horns have risen above the noise of Oakland, from far away by the bay, or echo from times long past, when steam trains ran up this canyon with loads of redwood destined through the mountain to San Francisco.