Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

Forest Bathing in the Rain

Last Saturday it was wet in the Forest. Very wet. And—it was magnificent.

The rain brought out different smells—fresh and lively. Deeply earthy. The branches called me to drink water from the leaves. Looking up, the falling drops were a myriad of sizes and speeds.

And we made a lovely little discovery: a hummingbird nest. It may be difficult to measure the size from the photo, but compare the scale of the cedar tips to the nest size. The interior diameter is about 1”.  The egg is the size of a small jellybean.