The photo was taken in Muir Woods National Monument, a national park in Marine County, California. It features magnificent old-growth coastal redwood trees and is definitely worth a visit. For more information, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muir_Woods_National_Monument
The picture was taken in Chorin/Germany near the lake "Großer Heiliger See" in the midst of the "Schorfheide" biosphere reserve (see)
It's a really beautiful and peaceful place just about 50km from Berlin.
I like the atmosphere of it because it's so dense. Although it was a sunny day in the early afternoon the sun hardly had a chance to peak through the treetops.
I went with my father to the forest . He really likes to look for mushrooms ( not like this one – that one would not be pleasant ) . We still have problems talking and this could be the best ground as we share few interests . His health is failing and nobody knows how long … Difficult time . He was upset that I didn't spend more time with him but if we were together he would watch sports ..
Moorehall is situated on the shores of Lough Carra in South West Mayo, two miles from the village of Carnacon, equidistant from the towns of Castlebar, Claremorris and Ballinrobe. The house itself is now in ruins having been burned down during the civil war.
It was the ancestral home of the Moore family, many of whom become noteworthy in Irish and International events. The novelist George Moore is possibly the best-known family member. John Moore became the first President of Connacht after the French landing in Killala in 1798. My favourite however is George Henry Moore (1810-1870). He, like most of the family, had a huge interest in horses. His brother Arthur Augustus was killed after a fall from 'Mickey Free' in the 1845 Aintree Grand National. In 1846 at the height of the famine, he entered a horse called Coranna for the Chester Gold Cup. Long odds and a betting coup netted Moore £17,000. He used his winnings to import thousands of tons of grain to feed his tenants. A cow was also given to each tenant family. There were no deaths from famine on the Moore estates during the famine and no evictions, a situation unequalled anywhere in Ireland at the time.
It started to somewhat become more icy (sp?) so i eventually went inside..
Oh but right around here i heard a really loud creek. I realized eventually it was a tree falling in the far distance. Yeah, I could barely make out the tree. It made me kind of sad. How a part of such a majestic forest was falling, while all the rest were so beautiful and at peace.