In the purple light, heavy with redwood, the slopes drop seaward,
Headlong convexities of forest, drawn in together to the steep
"The name 'Big Sur' is derived from the original Spanish-language 'el sur grande', meaning 'the big south', or from 'el país grande
sur', 'the big country of the south'." (Wikipedia) del
And away from the highway and the coast, the rivers and trees . . .
Photos: Alders, Big Sur River─Monterey County, 2011; Oaks─Monterey County, 2011