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Into the Forest

I don’t know about you, but as much as I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays with dear folks, I have got to get away by myself now and then to maintain my sanity and equilibrium.

It is good to be alone now and then. To head into the forest with your own thoughts, setting your own pace, stopping at the things that make you catch your own breath.

I love the strange silence of the woods, a magical silence that is not void of sound but of stress and clamor and obligation.

The forest lets you be quiet, the meandering trails calming frazzled nerves and frantic thoughts.

I like to sit by a quiet pool, gazing at the water with its reflection of ferns and palms, admiring the thick carpet of russet leaves covering the bottom.

It’s a good place to just breathe…

…and take blurry selfies to remember how happy and free you felt in that lush, green place.

I like a slow-moving river too, broad and shallow, flowing silent and steady, never hurrying.

And a cute little bridge almost hidden in the undergrowth. It doesn’t take too much imagination to picture it leading to an exotic treehouse that would do the Swiss Family Robinson proud.

Where is your favorite place to restore when the hustle and bustle gets a bit much?


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Ken Powell - Oh, Krista, what a blissful setting. Anywhere like that is wonderful for us suburbanites.

Cathy - Just beautiful Krista, what a tranquil place to unwind.

Krista - I couldn’t agree more, @ken_powell:disqus πŸ™‚ I could feel all my stress melt away. πŸ™‚

Krista - It was so wonderful, @wanderingsheila:disqus πŸ™‚ And I’m SO excited that you’re writing me tonight FROM AUSTRALIA!!! πŸ™‚

Maureen | OrgasmicChef - Wow, what a terrific spot. I’d be blissfully happy there.

Joanne (eats well with others) - We are similar in this regard…I need some alone time, especially time spent outside, or I go crazy!!

Jamie - I would take a forest to a beach any day! How stunning and what a little utopia, Krista! How lucky you are to have places like this within your reach. Peaceful and renewing. A perfect spot to refresh and meditate.

Liz Posmyk - So cool, crisp and energising!

Krista - It is marvelous, @OrgasmicChef:disqus πŸ™‚ Especially because if you do hear someone coming, there’s always a new trail to dash down to maintain your solitude. πŸ™‚

Krista - Me too, Jamie. πŸ™‚ I feel so thankful to have these spots close enough to escape too. They’ve been so healing and restorative. πŸ™‚

Krista - Absolutely, @joanneeatswellwithothers:disqus !!! πŸ™‚ It grounds me too. πŸ™‚

Krista - Absolutely, @lizposmyk:disqus πŸ™‚ At least in the morning – it is Brisbane, after all, so any time after 9 you start to swelter. πŸ™‚

Tandy Sinclair - This looks so peaceful!

Hotly Spiced - What a peaceful and serene looking place. It’s going to be so hot here tomorrow that this looks like the most perfect place to be xx

Krista - It is definitely that, @tandysinclair:disqus πŸ™‚

Krista - It is so lovely to get under the shade of all those enormous trees, Hotly Spiced. πŸ™‚

My Kitchen Stories - It does look peaceful and ever so green. Its la lovely way to spend some time Krista. I have a lot of time with myself so dont need that but everyone needs a bit of nature for sure

Krista - I’m so glad that you have the time with yourself that you need, @taniamykitchenstoriescomau:disqus πŸ™‚ That is such a good and nurturing thing. πŸ™‚

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