I recently read, with much interest, the healing aspects of "forest bathing".
Now I already knew how wonderful our daily walks left us feeling ~ even short treks through the woods near our home, but I did not know there was a name for it.
It is believed that the trees emit natural essential oils that are aroma therapeutic.
Oh the wonderful healing effects of Mother Nature.
Shrinrin - yoku is a Japanese term which when translated, means "forest bathing".
I have jotted down a list of ( new to us) forested areas that we hope to visit over the next few weekends.
I think Archer knew all along about the benefits of forest bathing
which is why he is always so happy & eager to head out :-)
Now I know that I am a nemophilist.
(n.) a haunter of the woods; one who loves the forest and it's beauty and solitude.
the forests too, seem kindly familiar;
and the lakes and meadows
and glad singing streams.
I should like to dwell with them