The Magical Cliffs of the Hollyridge Trail

Jun 11, 2009 by Lisa Newton

During my recent hiking foray on the “Hollyridge Trail” to reach the Hollywood sign, I was intrigued by the indelible mark and beauty of the ever ever-present foliage, plants, and growths which garnered most of the hike up the Hollyridge Trail.

The raw power of nature should never be underestimated even as we occasionally ponder its beauty, and take the time to celebrate its impact upon our surroundings.

Cliffside Wonders

As these pictures are testimonial to and of–nature creates life where none existed before, even in the absence of an abundance of water or rainfall.

Spider's Web

I know that the Hollywood sign and panoramic vistas are one of the main reason people tend to hike the Hollyridge trail; but all is not what it seems.

Green and Brown

On top of the Hollywood Hills, city life breathes at the speed of light, but it’s now a million miles away, your latest worries are noticeably absent, and with an artist’s appreciation of texture, line, form, color, and awareness, it’s obvious that the deepest pleasures in life really are free—these wide-ranging, and multi-faceted speckled plants are distinct and beautiful.

Travelin’ Local often brings huge rewards in tiny packages.

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6 Responses to “The Magical Cliffs of the Hollyridge Trail”

  1. Paisley (Paisley Thoughts) says:

    These photos are different. The plants have and ‘other-worldly’ beauty. The colours are very unusual and the second one from the bottom is strange and wonderful even eerie. All that from noticing plants – wonderful.

    Paisley (Paisley Thoughts)’s last blog post..Catch Your Daydreams


    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Paisley (Paisley Thoughts), The difference in them surprised me, and all of them growing out of the cliffside. Who knew?!?!


  2. Diane C. says:

    Wild and beautiful! I had forgotten about the dodder (we called it witch’s hair) that drapes over hillside plants. Haven’t seen any in the desert.

    Diane C.’s last blog post..Cute Ground Squirrels


    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Diane C., Oh, is that called witch’s hair? I does have that look about it. Thanks for the info. :)


  3. David says:

    You’re right up in the hills, one’s problems are relegated back in the city.

    Beautiful pictures and words.


    LisaNewton Reply:

    @David, Thanks. I’m so happy you enjoyed them.


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