There’s nothing quite like a forest to put things back into perspective. Surrounded on all sides by towering trees, sheltering you, the wind whispering overhead, jostling branches, things seem a little calmer, a little less hectic. I suspect if we all swapped the concrete jungle for the forest even for a short time, say an hour a week, we’d all be a lot less stressed. Here are just a few forests I’ve encountered. The magnificent Hoh rainforest on the Olympic peninsula.
Giant redwoods on the Californian coast.
Towering pine forest, a stunning camping spot in Salmon le Sac.
Last but not least, forest jungle-style, in Guatemala.
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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn. – Gunter Grass