A Woodland Walk For Some Tree Hugging

Sometimes you just have to get out amongst the trees but I would say the trees hug us as much as we might want to hug them.

Shinrin yoku is the Japanese term for forest bathing, who doesn’t feel the power of nature when walking in the woods. Even with wet feet and being covered in mud I enjoyed the feeling of being totally immersed in nature, well having slipped in a boggy area I was immersed in the place 🙂 .

I have recently read Overstory by Richard Powers which has added to my appreciation for trees. I could imagine the trees whispering to each other ” Here she comes”.

I love the overgrown places where brambles make an impenetrable tangle where only animals make tracks through the undergrowth, there were deer prints in the mud too.

I am going to spend today working on a couple of collage pieces based on my photos. I have been patiently waiting for the leaves to drop in order to collect images of bare branches for my art projects.

I hope you have a relaxing Sunday whatever you are doing.

Jill

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