I love this time of year when the weather begins to cool and the rains return. For most, the grey days we have here in the PNW can be hard to take. But it’s those grey days that spawn so much creativity through the fall and winter months. It’s also what makes the forests here. Those quiet temples whose stillness inspires deep reflection. The Japanese have the perfect term for it - shinrin yoku - forest bathing. These photos were taken on random recent walks. Enjoy your own personal shinrin yoku as you view them

Pamela Mortensen

Performer, musician, composer and mad scientist of sound and soundscapes. Mostly plays didgeridoo but also plays keyboard, sings and loves synthesizing sound both digitally and organically.