"The tree which is most closely associated with the temperate rain forest of North America is the Sitka spruce. It grows in a narrow band along the coast and up western-facing river valleys from southeastern Alaska to southern Oregon, where it blends into redwood forest. Indeed, some use the terms Sitka spruce forest and temperate rain forest interchangeably.
However, when most people speak of the temperate rain forest in North America, they are usually thinking of those found in the western-facing valleys of the Olympic Peninsula.
A temperate rain forest is recognized by the following hallmarks when found in combination:
The presence of Sitka spruce.
Nurse logs--usually fallen Sitka spruce upon which seedlings of trees grow.
Colonnades--which are the trees standing in a row as a result of their getting a start on nurse logs.
Trees standing on stilts--a result of seedlings sprouting on stumps that later decay away leaving a tree standing on the roots.
A profusion of mosses and lichens.
Big leaf maples with clubmoss draperies. Big leaf maples are really not that common in the temperate rain forest as they tend to be restricted to coarse, well-drained soil.
People often wonder if the mosses and lichens hanging from the limbs of big leaf maples, vine maple and other trees harm these trees. The answer is no, except for an occasional breaking of limbs from tremendous weight. In fact, these trees often send special roots out from the branch crotches into the mats of mosses and lichens and tap nutrients found there."
The one with Maureen O'Hara
Looking like she did in 63 on Spencer's Mountain
Her back turned to you
her movements deliberate
her hands hidden, conspiratorial, working unseen
your desire grows with each delicate movement
She turns slowly and whispers, " Do you want to have some fun?"
You try to form words but only a beastly sound makes its way to your anxious lips
You blink your eyes and she is sitting next to you
A Scrabble board is set up on the bed but the squares have no letters, and no numerical value.
She excitedly rolls the Dice
and you look out the window through the lace curtains
and you are in another place
No? Me either.
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