Tiny Pines in Idyllwild

posted by Sharon August 22, 2016 11 Comments
Idyllwild town monument

Idyllwild pinesIdyllwild, a small mountain town in southern California, sits amid tall trees. It’s a town known to welcome artists of all genres. The town monument is a wood carving of animals native to the area.

Idyllwild town monumentIdyllwild town monumentIdyllwild town monumentIdyllwild nurtures small business. We’ve met folks who have retired and moved here, then started a shop just because they want to keep busy. People are passionate about their business.

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This weekend we came to Idyllwild, ate a picnic lunch under the towering pines, then wandered down the main street. We found a nursery I hadn’t noticed before because my attention was caught by these baby pines.

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The tiny trees are such a contrast to the lofty pines all around this town. Attracted by these fledglings, we entered the Lily Rock Native Gardens and looked around. I love the different kinds of pines, with their varied lengths and styles of needles.Idyllwild

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IdyllwildThe nursery features plants in tubs and some late-summer flowers.

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IdyllwildIdyllwildIdyllwildThis native gardens nursery is a pleasant place to wander on a sunny day.

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The tiny pines drew me into this delightful garden. They may seem insignificant next to the giants that tower over the town. But they attracted me and led to a fun discovery. We may think we’re too small to make much of a difference, but it may be just that quality that attracts others who can relate to us.

How about you? Have you discovered an inviting new place to explore?

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11 Comments

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin August 22, 2016 at 1:58 pm

The sculpture is AMAZING!!

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Mitzi August 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Oh Sharon, these are just lovely!

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linky August 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Wow – I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to create the woodwork in the first few photos — such talent!!!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/08/along-eno-river.html

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Carol August 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

Wonderful images of the sculptures, great texture and detail.

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Jesh StG August 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Stunning sculpture, Sharon – I especially love the top! Such a show of skill! Many thanks for sharing the is SEASON! Believe it or not, in the thirty years we lived in Southern Cal, I’ve never been there:) Have a great week!

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Mama Zen August 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Those carvings are amazing!

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Ava @ My Meena Life August 23, 2016 at 6:07 pm

That crate that says “Fresh Up with 7UP” really caught my eye. Your photo is so crisp and lovely!

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bettyl - NZ August 24, 2016 at 2:37 am

Very artistic carvings and fun, too! I like your series of photos, they are done well and are refreshing to see!

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Kim Cunningham August 25, 2016 at 5:23 pm

What a lovely little jaunt! I always enjoy seeing your excursions!

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Marcella ~ WhatAWonderfulWorld August 27, 2016 at 7:13 pm

These are amazing! I can’t imagine how much work went into these, they are so impressive. This reminds me yet again, that I need to visit my local sculpture park!

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Van @ Snow in Tromso August 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

This looks like my kind of place! I love the statues and pine trees in general remind me so much of Scandinavia 😉

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