Tag: Forest

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The majestic Sugar Pine Point State Park, Lake Tahoe, California is covered in a thick blanket of snow. The brisk winter air is alive with the hauntingly beautiful tones of an enchanted chorus.

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Enjoy the peace of a babbling brook as it winds its way through the forested hills of Big Sur. Majestic trees surround you and the natural beauty of the forest relaxes your mind and body as it invites you to take a moment of peace and relaxation under the forest canopy.

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Majestic mountain rolls out before you as you relax in the natural beauty of California Big Sur. Watch as the clouds roll in over the treetops.

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The majestic Sugar Pine Point State Park, Lake Tahoe, California is covered in a thick blanket of snow. The brisk winter air is alive with the hauntingly beautiful tones of an enchanted chorus.

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A snowy sunset in the mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe. It’s been a fun day of hiking through the mountains as you pause for a moment to enjoy the setting sun. The twilight is coming alive with critters, large and small, looking for an evening meal before settling into their boroughs for the night as the air is full of holiday melodies from years past.

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A snowy sunset in the mountains overlooking Lake Tahoe. It’s been a fun day of hiking through the mountains as you pause for a moment to enjoy the setting sun. The twilight is coming alive with critters, large and small, looking for an evening meal before settling into their boroughs for the night as the air is full of holiday melodies from years past.

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The cycles of nature can be seen everywhere. From the whirling of clouds that may become rain … to the newly sprung seedlings stretching out to the light … the fully mature giants that provide shade and shelter … and even the fallen which now return to the soil to nourish future generations.

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As we go about our busy lives, it is often easy to forget from where the blessings of our modern world originate. The water that comes clean out of our faucets can journey hundreds of miles through riverways where life springs up all around it. It babbles on, unconcerned, as it nourishes the land and slowly makes its way out to sea.

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The intricacy of nature is everywhere and often takes the strangest forms. A granary tree stands guard over mountainous terrain under a clear blue sky. A still-living sculpture turned into a mass of holes by clever birds hiding away nuts and seeds for the winter in the hollows they make in her bark. A reminder that humans are not the only creatures who shape the environment we live in.

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The early morning sun shines on the south-eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest. Rabbits and birds nestle in the low brush as wind whistles across the valley and through the leaves, carrying a scent of mountain air, cool and refreshing.