And the mushrooms that delicately decorate the roughly hewn skin of the trees.
A golden green glow pleases the eyes, and the smell of the rain and the earth rises from the forest floor to greet the nose.
Draping mosses and water droplets soak through the skin and into the mind, a “forest bath” in Japanese.
There is a solace in the wide open spaces of South East Alaska. A de-cluttering of the mind –– a call for what is essential. It is not an idealized, pristine wilderness, but rather a wild interspersing of human and not: a point of coming together. Here meet the sea and the mountains, the trees and the sky, a strong sense of place and a strong sense of you.
This temperate rain forest captures its visitors in a story of their own making.