Fallen tree trunks sprout branches which, in turn, become new trees at Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, California just north of San Francisco.
This photo was taken on Veteran's Day, November 2015.
This is my first image experimenting with HDR (high dynamic range) photography, which brings out the rich colors and details that drew me to this intriguing and beautiful nature scene.
The powerful illustration of forest decline and decay, rejuvenation and renewal reminds me of Proverbs 24:16 :: "For though the righteous one may fall seven times, he gets up again, but the wicked stumble in adversity." Proverbs 24:16, Tree of Life Bible
Muir Woods is home to one of the last remaining strands of old-growth coastal redwoods in the world, with an average age of 700 years and a height of up to 258 feet. The park was established in 1908, and in the year of its centennial (2008), it was listed as an historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.