When times are tough or when I just need my weekly time with nature, I walk to the madrona forest on the side of the Salish Sea. That little oasis is just a moment away for me. Here is a link to the daily prompt that has inspired this post – Oasis
You may have seen me write about these lovely rusty trunked trees. They have not only a warm color but their form is so reaching and expressive.
On my trail to the beach, I am embraced by them and the wildlife that resides in them. I have found my beloved crows, spotted towhee’s, raccoons, and sparrows inhabiting this world. The little trail has a small platform with a bench overlooking the beach and forest. I always stop there to drink in the calming energy of the forest around me.
Here are a few things I have documented in this urban forest on the edge of Puget Sound. Hope you may find calm and a small oasis in them as well.