8 Dec

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Forests are places where we can get back in touch with our inner selves,

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where we can get away from the stresses of the world about us,



where we can breathe in the sounds and scents of nature,



where for a short time nothing else matters but being there…in the Forest.

22 Responses to “Forests.”

  1. celticways December 8, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Ah yes, beautiful pictures that tell it all with minimal words … but the important thing is not to just view the pics that only awaking our seeing and imagining senses. The truth is to actually be there for all of our senses to awaken and allow ourselves the total sense of presence , like every mammal, reptile, bird, bug, plant and tree is doing there in unison too. Everything dancing with the elements as they are served to them through the ebbs and flows of challenge and calm.

  2. socialbridge December 8, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    This post is such a delight to read and absorb. Thanks!

  3. Kathy Wilder (@swimeddieswim) December 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Lovely post! I am more at peace in the woods than anywhere else, and have been since I was a child. It’s like the universe – so big and so full of life! And somehow, incredibly, everything plays its part!

  4. Ogee December 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Idyllic…so beautiful

  5. The Balsamean December 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Beautiful post.

    “… nothing else matters but being there …”

    That is one of the best ways to experience a forest, as an activity or a presence with its own intrinsic worth, needing no purpose added to being there.

    • june December 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      Beautifully expressed!

  6. Anne Wilson December 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Woods seem to hold magic, the smell of the fallen leaves and twigs, all the mosses and lichen’s , so beautiful, a place that the fairies would inhabit.

    • bridget December 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      I’m sure they do…

    • june December 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      And hobbits and elves…and possibly some Ents, too. 🙂 I can’t help but think of the Shire of Middle Earth whenever I’m near or especially walking within a forest.

  7. june December 8, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    Beautiful, Bridget. For me, the forest, like the ocean, is truly natural magic for all my senses. We’re blessed to have them. I look forward to reconnecting with the woods again, as it’s long overdue.

    • bridget December 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      It’s nice to focus sometimes on what we actually have here. I get tired of all the negativity about sometimes.

      • june December 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

        We do indeed have so much here. Places of beauty and wonder like this forest can help in so many ways and on so many levels to transcend and override the negativity that sometimes does seem and feel overwhelming and pervasive..

  8. Small House Under a Big Sky December 8, 2013 at 10:38 pm #


  9. Donna@Gardens Eye View December 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Perfect description of a forest.

  10. WoodlandBard December 9, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    The Coca Cola Santa also having a very inspired moment …

  11. Jane December 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    I live in a forest…I feel a part of it…and love it.
    Jane x

  12. Pam's English Garden December 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    I feel blessed to have a large, wooded area on our property! Lovely posting. P.x

  13. wellywoman December 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    I love forests – magical places to calm the soul.

  14. The Lonely Dogs December 12, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    I have a deep love of forests in my heart too, they are such peaceful and magical places. Beautiful photos, enjoy your walks there under those big leafy trees 🙂

    • bridget December 12, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      You too…with your lovely companions.

  15. Mizz Winkens December 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Ahhh…There’s nothing quite like a lingering tree hug to remind us who we really are. Lovely post Bridget 🙂

  16. Caro December 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    I absolutely agree. Forests appeal to all the senses, in all weathers. Fab photos and lovely post. Soothing.

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