Sunday, October 11, 2009

Torrey Pine Nature Reserve

We went and visited the beautiful Torrey Pine Nature Preserve. Where we spent some time with the Torrey Pine Trees, a very rare specimen of pine. Makes you feel very special to see them.

The Torrey Pine is the rarest native pine tree in the Americas growing naturally only in the Torrey Pines Reserve and on the Island of Santa Rosa. The Native Americans used to harvest the pine nuts for eating, the pine pitch was used to repair cracks in pottery, and the pine needles were sometimes used for basket making.

The Mighty One, God, the Lord
speaks and summons the earth
from the rising of the sun to the place
where it sets Psalm50:1

From Zion, perfect in beauty
God shines forth Psalm50:2

Create in me a pure heart, O God
and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm51:10

O Lord open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise. Psalm51:15

But I am like the olive tree flourishing in the house of God
I trust in God's unfailing love
forever and ever. Psalm52:8

I will praise you forever for what you have done
in your name I will hope,
for your name is good.
I will praise you in the presence of your saints. Psalm52:9

Surely God is my help
the Lord is the one who sustains me. Psalm54:4

Be exalted, O God above the heavens
let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm57:5

My soul finds rest in God alone
my salvation comes from him
He alone is my rock and my salvation
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm62:1-2


  1. Oh I miss the Pine Trees of NC!!! These are beautiful pictures.


  2. God's creation is so amazing. We can never tire of it. What beautiful blue skies! Love your "new" blog look... very nice.

    Thanks for sharing....


  3. How beautiful, I just love pine tress!
    The area you are in now looks so gorgeous, you seem to be finding some wonderful places to visit!
    Have a blessed day!

  4. Such gorgeous photos! What an amazing place! So many people sell pine nuts here - I've never tried them before! I have loved seeing all the neat places you have been visiting! :)


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