Big Basin State Park

Work has been kicking my ass a bit, but in the best possible way, really. This last week the middle school I work at went on a camping trip to Big Basin State Park, located in the hills above Santa Cruz, which is home to some of California's rare old-growth redwoods. I would recommend an overnight trip to Big Basin to anyone who would like to wake surrounded by these quiet giants. 

The following is basically just a bunch of pics  of trees that wouldn't fit on Insta. But the internet could never do them justice anyway, so do yourself a favor and just see them for yourself.


taking time for flowers: thursday

"Where's the real content?!" you're wondering.

This is the real content. Get into it. 



taking time for flowers: monday

During the last weekend of my summer break, I went to Portland to clean out my old room (think letters, photos, ticket stubs). I took breaks at times to walk around the neighborhood I grew up in, remarking to my sister how it had changed or hadn't, and noticing all the flowers blossoming in the curbside gardens. As I'm back to work and my time becomes crunched, this week's posts are dedicated to taking time for flowers.