Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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I See the Light!

It was so peaceful in the forest.  No sounds were to be heard here except for the rustling of trees, an occasional person’s footsteps, and an occasional movement of ferns on the forest floor due to lizards or some other unknown small creature.  We never saw or heard any birds in the forest either.   How many of us can experience such silence?  I love nature!

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Up in the Redwoods

We took a trip up to Avenue of the Giants for a couple days and had a wonderful time.  Avenue of the Giants is about five hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area in Humboldt County.  This world-famous scenic drive is a 31-mile portion of old Highway 101 with its 51,222 acres of redwood groves.  It is by far the most outstanding display of these giant trees in the 500 mile redwood belt and is surrounded by Humboldt Redwoods State Park which has the largest remaining stand of old growth redwoods in the world!  You can read more about the area here.

We stayed two nights and had perfect weather.  We explored all the highlights and enjoyed being amongst all the ancient trees.  We meandered off the beaten path too and managed to get ourselves lost on some backroad.  It was quite the adventure.  Let’s just say we really could’ve used a 4WD jeep!

I’ve been having a really hard time getting into the swing of taking pictures and checking in here.  My Bad!  So in an attempt to try to make a comeback lol…here’s an image of some funny redwood houses I found along the Avenue of the Giants.  They really made me smile and I thought they looked kind of cool in black and white.

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County

Redwood Houses along Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County


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Bay Area Fly Over

Dave and I got the coolest gift from his daughter and her husband…a plane flight over the Bay Area through SF Air Tours.  We scheduled our flight for sunset and I’m so glad we did.  The light was absolutely incredible and shockingly no fog!  Well there was a bit of haze and light fog on the coast outside the Golden Gate but it only added to the beauty.

Let me say that these pictures are not that great.  Unfortunately the windows were not the type where you can take crisp pictures through them plus I discovered how mistakenly easy it is to change the ISO on my camera!  It’s so pathetically easy that I have to assign that button somewhere else.  Evidently this is a common thing that happens with this camera and I got to experience it first-hand.   Anyway, without going into all the drama that ensued with me trying to adjust settings on my new camera in a plane that’s moving….lol….here they are for your viewing pleasure.  I’ve tried captioning most all of them so you know what you’re looking at.

Just fyi, I’ll be off my blog starting Saturday for about 10 days on a break.  I’ll be back at the end of July!