Perhaps someone who has heard a bomb explode into a highrise or a tsunami roar through a fishing village or a tornado thunder down a small-town street in the Midwest can imagine the sound of these giants crashing through the rainforest canopy and falling to the forest floor. I cannot.
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. View all posts by Gretchen Staebler