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Beach, Forest, Mushrooms and Little Bugs

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.

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