A walk in the forest has inspired a few deep forest fractals. I love the elements and textures of a well-evolved old growth forest.
Deep Forest Fractals cedar stumps
There are lots of old red cedar stumps in the forest that are perfect for nature mandalas. Many old trees that have been cut down are kept alive by other trees in the area. Their roots are nurtured and provided with nutrients by other plant roots for still unknown purposes.
Moss mandalas and Deep Forest Fractals
Deep forest moss is everywhere in the forest especially during the moist winter months in the Pacific Northwest Canada. Their soft and intricate textures make a lovely mandala as above.
Take the time to walk in your special nature paradise especially when you feel your energy is low and you need to recharge. Equally important, being in the deep forest helps me to focus on what is important in my life. The modern world contains too many distractions. These distractions can complicate your life and can cause depression. When we walk in the deep forest we are returning to a default world full of fresh air and good nature vibes! Consequently – how can you not feel better for it! 🙂
A beautiful mushroom called Amanita muscaria. One of nature’s surprises on a recent walk. It is also known as fly agaric. A very interesting mushroom that is stunning red with white spots. It also has psychoactive properties – just ask the squirrels!
Otherworldly, but oh so cool is the Ghost pipe plant (Monotropa uniflora). Also known as Pipe or Corpse plant these flowers were in the deep forest on a slope by a stream. I have only seen this species of plant one other time in my lifetime. That was on Cypress mountain in 2008 during a field trip. Tim Burton comes to mind as well as Dr. Suess 🙂