Do you ever take some quiet time to imagine your perfect day? When you need to calm your brain, do you ever imagine a setting that instantly releases the tension, slows your breathing and relaxes your mind?
And that place is a pine forest.
I loooove pine forests.
More than any other setting, I can feel the stress and anxiety begin to dissipate, the further into a pine forest I walk.
I’ve feel like I’ve been under quite a bit of pressure the last few weeks, so on Sunday, when the Hubs and I hadn’t made any plans for the day, I suggested we take the Pups for a walk in Newlands forest.
Ahhhhhh, it instantly soothes the soul.
I took my camera with and snapped some pics – for those days when I can’t physically get there, I can look at these images and imagine the sounds, the smells, the sensations and anchor the happy feelings I feel when I’m among those trees.
We finished off our walk with a coffee and a slice of cake at the lovely Montebello in Newlands where I got a few more images that make me happy to look at.
Where’s your happy place? What surroundings make you feel better?