Posted 2 years ago
More of the California Redwoods.
Frame #1: "The Fraternal Monarch", Quadruped Tree, Lilley Redwood Park.
Sign over door:
See the Inside
Welcome No Charge
Frame #2: Giant Redwoods Along The Highway
Frame #3: Showing The Redwood Highway:
Here sown by the Creator's hand,
In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand;
No other climb is honored so,
No other lands their glory know.
The greatest of Earth's living forms,
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms;
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of kings.
The nations that with them were young,
Rich empires, with their forts far-flung.
Lie buried now --- their splendor gone;
But these proud monarchs still live on.
So shall they live, when ends our day,
When our crude citadels decay;
For brief the years allotted man,
But infinite perennials' span.
This is their temple, vaulted high,
And here we pause with reverent eye.
With silent tongue and awe-struct soul;
For here we sense life's proper goal;
To be like these, straight, true and fine,
To make our world, like theirs, a shrine;
Sink down, Oh, traveller, on your knees,
God stands before you in these trees.
Author: Joseph B. Strauss
Builder of the Golden Gate Bridge
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