Redwood Creek flows through the middle of Muir Woods and is the focal point for the park and its network of trails. The water level is extremely low because this trip was in mid-September; California gets very little precipitation in the summer. I'd love to visit this spot in the spring sometime...
How infinitely superior to our physical senses are those of the mind! The spiritual eye sees not only rivers of water but of air. It sees the crystals of the rock in rapid sympathetic motion, giving enthusiastic obedience to the sun's rays, then sinking back to rest in the night. The whole world is in motion to the center. So also sounds. We hear only woodpeckers and squirrels and the rush of turbulent streams. But imagination gives us the sweet music of tiniest insect wings, enables us to hear, all around the world, the vibration of every needle, the waving of every bole and branch, the sound of stars in circulation like particles in the blood.
-- John Muir