“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe. It’s not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.”
John Steinbeck,Travels with Charley: In Search of America.


James Baldwin’s Beale Street, now Sam Cooke  – reminded me – of the richness of that voice  – have had the song going through my head for days!