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Komorebi, Dappled Light in the Forest

Just another sun-drenched day at a  Michigan park, but with a shady sanctum where the light filters down through a  green canopy.  Komorebi is a Japanese word for dappled light on a forest floor; we have considerable experience with that concept in Michigan.

Kensington Park, Michigan

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Shinrin Yoku in Michigan

Shinrin-yoku…

is a Japanese word meaning, literally, “forest bathing,” and it refers to the therapeutic effects of time spent in the woods.  We’re very familiar with this concept in MIchigan, though I  don’t think we have such a cool word for it.  These particular trees are in Hartwick Pines state park.  They’re old growth and by a happenstance  have never been logged.

Hartwick Pines, Michigan