Forest Bathing At Atlantic County Park
Waiting to forest bathe with an old friend–collecting myself on the first sunny day in seven days.
Eying the path ahead, I begin to knock off all the stress of the week, my step becomes lighter.
Three-quarters of a mile down the path, I begin to loosen up as I see the stands of mountain laurel lining the boardwalk.
In another week, the park will explode in pink and white blossoms–giving other forest bathers a sedative of sorts.
When C- spied this beautiful orchid-like flower, we became hushed, both going through our extensive library of flower names, but this one escaping us.
All the living creatures: flora and fauna, help forest bathers to unwind.
An empty nest placed near the boardwalk, slows walkers down, beckoning them to look closely . . .
After one hour, I’m totally uninterrupted and restored.
© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.
Quote of the Day for YOU: It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Note – Thanks to CB- for a lovely day.