Wednesday, May 18, 2011


As John Steinbech wrote in "Travels with Charlie,"

“There is a cathedral like hush here.  From them comes a feeling of peace within. 
The thick soft bark seems to absorb sound and creates a warm silence.
The trees rise straight up to zenith.  There is no horizon.
The dawn comes early and remains dawn until the sun is high.
The green fern-like foliage, so far up, strains the sunlight into a green and gold.
These majestic ambassadors distribute it into their own patterns of light and shade.
After the sun passes zenith it is afternoon and quickly evening with a whisper of dusk as long as the dawn."

This so describes the redwood forest that surrounds Bell Hallow.

Bell Hallow sits on and shares the banks of the San Lorenzo River with the ducks, steelhead, deer, coyotes, bob cats, and of course racoons, rabbits, opossum's, river turtles, crawfish, and egrets, to name a bit of the wild life in the neighborhood.  They all seem to arrive at different times of the day, and different times of the year.

I will be posting news and events here at Bell Hallow, what people have said about Bell Hallow from the 50's to the present.  We have a long history of stories and tons of memories.

I hope to have you all here in the future as guests of Bell Hallow.