Arbor Day

Photo by Donaville Herrick

Photo Info

  • Location: Muir Woods, California
  • Camera used: Nikon D90
  • Lens used: Sigma 10-20mm

Happy Arbor Day! Growing up, whenever I asked for my parents when I could have something I knew was unattainable — something along the lines of a really expensive new gadget or toy — they would always reply “Arbor Day”, which translated to never. It’s not a day that’s celebrated as widely as other holidays like St. Patrick’s Day — which to me could be an environmentally friendly day, too, since it involves the color green — so many people don’t often know when Arbor Day occurs or that it even exists. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the day, it’s a day that’s dedicated to planting and caring for trees.

For today’s Photo Friday, I wanted to present a of a few redwood trees in the Muir Woods, just minutes north of San Francisco, that I photographed back in November of last year. I was happy I brought my wide angle (Sigma 10-20mm) lens with me because I knew it wouldn’t have been possible to capture a shot of even half of a single tree in the frame, even if I took the photo lying down, with my 30mm lens. The photo above doesn’t do justice to the size and magnificence of these redwood trees. They’re something you have to see in person and they make you appreciate trees all the more.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

5 replies on “Arbor Day

  1. Donaville, that photo is so humbling. It’s one of the must-do things on list to see the Redwoods and the Sequoias. I’m really hoping for next year. Thank you for such a refreshing, grounding post!

  2. Muir Woods is beautiful; one of my favourite places to visit. The trees are simply majestic and your photo does it justice!

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