Thursday, 16 November 2017
Take Three Thursday - Tree Bathing
In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday. The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment, by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?
Have a peek at what others have found this week:
Maggie at: FarmersWifeDayByDay
Linda at lindasphotoblog.blogspot.ca
Karen at Random Reflections
Artful Journey at nanskidrewski.blogspot.ca
This week my Three use a throw back of photos with current noticing.
I have recently been reading, watching, attending & listening to a lot of information about our world, our environment. It stresses me to think how careless we as humans are with the only place of residence for us. Every where we look there are effects from global warming, the delayed results from over consumerism, the attitude that it's there for our taking. One suggestion was that we need to re-connect with nature so that we can appreciate it so that we save it from us. Nature also heals us & provides for us to live a sustainable life.
One of the things I have "discovered" or probably more likely late to another party, is something called Forest Bathing. It was developed in Japan in the 1980s as a method of preventive health care. The Japanese call this Shinrin-yoku, Forest Therapy. Maybe this is the natural out of doors version of Hygge. You can read more about the wonders & science of Forest Bathing here: Forest Bathing
After accumulating stress, I always find myself naturally drawn to walk in some of my favourite woods. My three this week are three of those places. All three do have a water element within which makes it easier for me to entice Mr Man to walk with me. We both always feel better for these walks, even if someone takes more encouragement to get out there ... I'll say no more.
SO this week I share some of my favourite nature bathing sites.