July 04, 2013

The Cedars





It's called The Cedars. A basic name but apt; It's labeled on the map that way. The Cedars is a special place in northern Sonoma county, California. It takes about 3 hours to get there from San Francisco. Most of this land is control by the BLM, the federal agency Bureau of Land Management. My friends, Roger Raiche and David McCrory convinced a few land trusts to purchase the old mining site to preserve this entire valley.




Sargent cypress (Cupressus sargentii)




Natural Grotto with real live fairy.




Natural stone cemented along the creek bed polished by the water flow.



The Cedars buckwheat (Eriogonum cedrorum)



The Cedars fairy lantern (Calochortus raichei)



Above the large swimming hole fed from springs, high in calcium and refreshing in this 100+ degree F weather.






















Calcium puddles.

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