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Monster In The Woods

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Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.

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Nature’s Art

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Be An Erratic

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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Prayer

Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise. ~Richard Rohr

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Walking in the Woods Nearby

Monotropa uniflora, also known as ghost plant, Indian pipe or corpse plant, is an herbaceous perennial plant native to temperate regions of North America. These perennial plants are generally 4-8 inches tall, with small scale-like leaves, and white five parted … Continue reading

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It’s Raining in the Woods ah!

God comes to us disguised as our very lives ~Paula D’Arcy

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Feeding Time

Red-breasted sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber Frequent visitor in our woods. Subspecies of yellow bellied sapsucker on the Pacific Coast.  Food: Sap, fruit, arthropods. it drills neat rows of holes in bark of trees, later visiting the pits to lick up sap … Continue reading

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Illusive

My thoughts flit about like brown creeper on cedar tree. Peace, Wisdom Gratitude Pain none sit still enough to be seen or to complete the epiphany. Maybe catching a glimpse peripherally is enough to reassure me again birds and words … Continue reading

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Ferns are amazing this year

Fern (Western bracken) Pteridium aquilinum pubescens Natural. Wild herb to 6’ tall. Fern family. Only fern that is found world-wide and most widespread fern in BC in most coniferous forests. Stems: Unlike most ferns, do not cluster from a compact … Continue reading

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Early Morning Light

I love how the light creeps across the ferns towards me. Each time I look up it’s closer, as if it wants to sneak up on me and shine, ta da, in my face before I notice it. Now it’s … Continue reading

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Bugs

Golden Buprestid Beetle Buprestis aurulenta

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Woodland Rose

Woodland or Dwarf Rose Rosa gymnocarpa BC’s smallest and most delicate wild rose. Shrub to 4’ tall. Many weak prickles. Pale pink, dainty flower. Hip a small orange pear shaped. Eaten by the natives to sustain life in times of … Continue reading

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Fungi On Alder

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Twisted

How far back would we need to look to figure out what caused this crook. Were you bending, reaching for the light or curling away from some horrible fright. Yearning for safety or enjoying the sight, what caused this twist … Continue reading

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