Yesterday I rented a car and took it down towards Santa Cruz, to Henry Cowell State Park. I wanted to see some redwoods and look for mushrooms. Some of the highlights were:
- Looking at some mycelium underneath a microscope and seeing actual life happening in real-time. I saw little worms and bugs moving around. I saw the threads that make up the mycelium network.
- Realizing that we, as humans, are a host for so many microorganisms. There are little bugs, so to speak, crawling on us and inside us right now.
- Hearing the flowing creek and I lay face-up on a fallen tree that created a bridge across the water.
- Making a quick stop at the beach where I played with my guitar and buried my feet in the sand.