There are times when nothing is more therapeutic for a girl that some time spent in solitude with nature. Time to reflect on one's own small-scale in the grand scheme of things.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you ...while cares will drop off like Autumn leaves." --John Muir
Such was my nature therapy mini-road trip last weekend to the Olympic Peninsula. There is just something about being outside in the fresh air away from the stress of life and the chaos of urban life that is just good for the soul. And oh, to see the ocean again!!! Now, I live in Seattle, land of mystical lakes rivers and forests with the majesty of the Puget Sound, but it's been quite some time since I've seen the actual ocean. Like, with actual waves, and an actual beach! It was a much needed break.