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 . . .

down and

up and . . . inside.

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.


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7 thoughts on “Forest Bathing At Atlantic County Park

  1. What a great walk. Sorry I wasn’t with you guys, your pics made me feel like I was there. Next time I hope I will be. I love your perspective on things, it is always so refreshing. Great pics!

  2. Ahhhh! You are amazing, and quick too. What a walk that was, so relaxing and we had soooo much to talk about and so much to see. A beautiful day, a loving old friend and lots of time to enjoy the surroundings. Wonderful, Beautiful, Excellent, Great, and one of the best walks in my history. As I said before it was a great walk but I dont think I’ll be doing any long ones like that for a while, definately was not able to just rest and go work in the yard afterward. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a memorable day. C.

  3. I love this post. You take your readers with you as you forest-bath and explain the bathing process. Every picture is beautiful, but the last one of the lily pond is just fabulous.

  4. Beautiful images and a lovely reminder of the importance of embracing nature. Thanks for the link to the article as well. I think I need a little forest bath, but hopefully a prairie bath will work the same way.

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