Happy New Year! Posted on December 31, 2012 by dahndesign Celebrate the new, cherish the old. Ancient and seedling Douglas firs. The forest wouldn’t be the same without them. Share this:ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestPocketRedditEmailPrint
Denise, Your artistry, research, and composition amaze me. Idle chatter or reminiscense this isn’t, I wish I had better words to reflect how impressed I am. I look at each drawing you’ve posted and wonder why you aren’t famous. Dee, honestly, I mean nothing but praise.
Thank you so much Sheila! I am glad you enjoy my posts! As for being famous, well…I’m working on that. Stay tuned and see what happens! 😉
What a wonderful drawing… I too become over-the-moon-thrilled when I see first-growth, rare in these parts due to the mass logging here in the ’30s. Thank goodness for those brave souls who fought to preserve these beautiful trees/creatures in a time when it wasn’t popular to do so…to put it politely.
Thanks, Christina. I think you and I are cut from the same tree-hugger cloth!
I wish we had more old trees to revere. In my area, I see only rare patches of mature trees. One of the things I want to do in 2013 is to visit an “old growth” forest – I just need to do some research to find the nearest one, It would make an awesome post.
I feel so lucky…in Seattle we have several city parks with remnant old-growth forests. I can leave my house, walk through my ordinary city neighborhood, and in ten minutes, step inside a true old-growth forest of about 80 acres. Interestingly, the only reason we have this patch of forest left, is that in the late 1800s, the pioneer family that donated it stipulated that it remain ‘natural”. Otherwise, it probably would have become a developed urban-style park with parking lots, etc. I hope you can find a forest near you to explore!