Who is Walking with You When and Where You Tree Trek for Tree Stories 3419
Tree Stories 3319 explores the real and imaginary companions who join you on your tree treks ...
For dog owners, dog walkers -
"Study Says Owning ((Walking)) a #Dog Can Boost Heart Health"
I've walked dogs for years - some on leash, more times off leash. I've walked in assigned dog areas. I've walked along the sidewalks of neighbourhoods watching the dog's nose catch a sniff, respond to a bark, and hug my leg when unsure.
Those times where I've enjoyed myself more is when walking - nay tree trekking - with the dog(s) in wildness - within the forests. With the caveat, the dogs where trained to stay close - no chasing wildlife!
On these dog walks with the trees - in the forest - I had a companion.
Which got me thinking, "Who else accompanies me on these tree trekking experiences?" And what might be the benefits?
Tree Trek Companions
A family/friend joins you on the walk:
- someone younger - someone older - the same age
- someone with outdoor love - someone looking to appreciate nature
- someone unwell - someone running/jumping & climbing trees
Ah --> the conversations, the perspectives shared - your realization of presence - your awareness of frustration - your soulful connection with this person(s)
An indirect social group - you are on a walk with people you're getting to know:
- those who share similar interests - walking - photography - drawing
- those cleaning up the woodland pathways after a storm or messing walkers
- those volunteering their time to support nature-based research
Ah --> sharing the excitement of exploration and discovery - completing the challenge of the day - the physical requirements of the walk in and out carrying extra equipment
A direct social group - you are walking to complete a recreational task
- orienteering for fun and/or a competition
- day or multi day backpacking trip
- viewing the mountain vistas from a tree-line hut
- birdwatching - taking a count for the local birdwatching club
Ah --> camaraderie - challenge - control - completion - connection - community
With others or by yourself - in forests you helped plant - through tree planting or funding of tree planting ... and these experiences can be close to home or a way to travel
Ah --> to experience the trees and forests elsewhere - to satisfy curiosity - to reinforce a commitment to plant more whether directly or financially
Visit the Otherworld by yourself, with another, while dog walking
- meet your unicorn
- interact with the wood nymphs
- vanquish a troll
- explore the nooks and crannies of nature in all of its splendour
- chat with what/who you believe is greater than you
- walk with story characters as you explore a story line for young and old
Ah--> to be with your imagination - to explore your spirituality - to smile among the forest elements
From my head, heart, and hands ...
In Closing this instalment of Tree Stories 3419 ...
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