These photographs were taken at Mount Tamalpais, home to shaded old growth Redwood forests and Douglas fir-covered slopes near Alpine Lake. In the light gaps beneath the redwood trees are red alders, California big leaf maples, tanoaks, and Douglas fir. The forest floor is covered in redwood sorrel, ferns, fungi, lichen, duff and debris. The forest was quiet, with only the sound of crunching leaves beneath my feet. Perhaps reminiscent of my summers spent in Occidental, California, I feel most at peace here. Luckily, this woodland is only a short 45 minute drive from my front doorstep.