For the last couple of days I’ve renewed my interest in our trails. The Japanese call it forest bathing or Shinrin Yoku. It’s healing to be out in nature, to walk along forest trails, to observe and become one with the earth.
I do believe what they say, “Location, location, location is true.” My location is nature. It’s what truly inspires me and activates all of my senses.
On my walk I was greeted by this turtle. He or she peeked out for a picture. I always think of longevity when I see a turtle. A good sign for my first day back on the trail. The turtle also symbolizes determination and is slow and steady–all good things to consider if I’m to make a habit of daily walks and overcome my laziness.
One of the last things before ending my 1.7 mile walk was this redbud. At least I think this is Redbud. Please correct me if I’m wrong. It grows all over our hills.
3 thoughts on “Forest Bathing”
Wow, where do you live that you encounter turtles? That’s amazing. I have a turtle too but they don’t life in wild life here.
Hi Erika, We’re in Kentucky in the US. I see turtles a lot, also deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, sometimes squirrels, occasionally possums, cyotes, foxes and wild cats.
Awesome. We have foxes, deer, badgers, hedgehogs, rabbits, squirrels, storks… but no coyotes or wild cats… that ‘s cool!