Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I need to visit the Hoh

The Hoh is a temperate rain forest.
It receives about 13 feet of precipitation a year.

We have visited, and even camped there. It is really an amazing place. You can take a virtual visit here.

Here are some gorgeous photos.

When Thing One was a smaller Thing he sat on a nurse log in the Hoh and watched an elk watch him for a while. It was about the only subject he discussed for nearly a month. All conversations led to the Hoh.


"Thing One, would you like to ride your Big Wheel now?"

"Yah! Let's go! Mom, 'member that time I saw that melk (which is, being interpreted, elk)?"

"I believe so. Do you remember it?"

"Uh huh, he had big shiny eyes, and he looked right at me. I liked it."


"Thing One, it's time for bed."

"Mom, one time, I saw a melk, and I sat down, and looked at him and he looked right back at me, mom."

"I believe I remember that, Thing One. What did you think of that?"

"It was really awesome, mom."


The Hoh is a great place to visit for recalling the wonder of the world.


Nessa said...

Sounds wonderlicious.I wanna go.

Breazy said...

Beautiful! I also scrolled down and took a gander at that awesome bag Thing One made you. That is pretty cool, way to go Thing One!

G said...

What an enchanting place. What an enchanting conversation. And the bag below? I'd buy one. Love it.

Jocelyn said...

My son feels that way about Target and IKEA.

I'm a bad mom.

lime said...

well that does sound like a very memorable occasion for sure. though i'll take me memories with less precipitation please.

Hobbes said...

Beautiful place.
Those conversations remind me of the ones between Christopher Robin and the author in Milne, and the whole subject of "heffalumps."