Jan 29, 2016

DC: Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing


as the birds flew over
the thick forest 

looking down and among the trees

they spied
a wee fairy bathing
in her mushroom pool


my ponds have been frozen all winter
today i spied 
5 of the 6 koi where fresh water enters the pond

their entire life is about 
forest bathing

bathing under the canopy of trees
bathing in the water at the ankles of the forest

amazing how they slow down
basically meditate
for winter

Thank you Veronica 
for hosting 
with a wonderful theme:

visit her fabulous blog to find other art for this theme
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22 comments:

  1. sweet art pieces. nature or rather creatures are surprising aren't they? nice capture of those fishes.

    hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. the first winter I wondered about the fish, actually every winter i do.
      they offer a glimpse once in a while as they come to the surface and light.
      this is their 4th winter.

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  2. Hello, fish! Welcome back to the world! And what a bright spot of color you bring us. Your first image reminds me of lots of labyrinths together. Of course it isn't but still, what a lovely thought!

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  3. charming, lovely :-)

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  4. Beautiful work and wise words - nature gives us good examples, we need perhaps to get in tune more with the seasons. Hugs, Valerie

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  5. I like sour pictures so much, especially the first one...it´s like you could dive in ...
    Annette

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  6. This mushroom-pool! Really good for forest Bathing.
    Lucia

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    J'adore ce champignon et j'aimerais bien être cette petite fée ! Un dessin adorable...
    Un superbe petit billet accompagné de très jolies photos. Brrrr ces poissons rouges ne doivent pas avoir très chaud !

    Gros bisous ♡

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  8. Bonjour chère amie,

    J'adore ce champignon et j'aimerais bien être cette petite fée ! Un dessin adorable...
    Un superbe petit billet accompagné de très jolies photos. Brrrr ces poissons rouges ne doivent pas avoir très chaud !

    Gros bisous ♡

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  9. Dear Tammie,
    even I flew over a forest...
    Your drawing is very adorable! My eyes get really big at your kois... what an image: at the trees' feet, snow, ice and then the fishes. Great!
    Love
    Ariane. Rose

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  10. Wow. Beautiful and poetic!!!!!!!!! Congratulations. Have a quiet weeend!

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  11. Wow. Beautiful and poetic!!!!!!!!! Congratulations. Have a quiet weeend!

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  12. That's a stunning photo of the fish. Have a lovely weekend Tammie! xx

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  13. Je proeft de winter , je foto,s zijn prachtig
    je tekeningen blijven als een sprookje
    lieve groet
    Christiene.

    You can taste the winter, your photo's are stunning
    keep your drawings as a fairy tale
    with kind regards
    Christiene.

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  14. Wow, that is amazing!

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  15. Wonderful paintings! Amazing little fish! Bathing in a mushroom….. adorable!

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  16. Oh that's charming! Those fish! I remember my grandmother had a tiny garden pond with tiny goldfish which froze in winter and those fish were just fine come spring. Amazing creatures.

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  17. it's always nice to see your fairytale approach of the dc! - eric

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  18. why yes, what an unexpected way to look at forest bathing... the poor koi, still surviving though, always moving to spots where they can... i like your circles alot too. i'd love that bird's eye view to see for myself, actually..

    now, if you feel like playing along on our next DC, check out here and see you next weekend! n♥

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  19. your view of the forest is beautiful

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  20. Tammie, I love your drawing of the sweet little fairy in her bathtub! I'm also amazed that those koi can survive out there in those cold winters you have. Magic is everywhere!

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  21. I love the first painting!
    And this theme is made for you, right?
    So nice!
    x Stefanie

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