Nature is cheaper than therapy

A Californian fiction writer M.P. Zarrella offered the opinion ‘nature is cheaper than therapy’.  Since then, her point of view has spawned posters, cushion covers, and T shirts such as:

Nature cheaper than therapy  and tshirt nature its cheaper than therapy

The use of this comment spread until people couldn’t help themselves …

facebook cheaper than therapy and Beer is cheaper than therapy

Thinking about whether nature is cheaper (with the inference of ‘better’ than therapy), I have been inspired to trawl through my walking-the-derwent photos.

Here are a few favourite natural scenes clicked during Stages 1-6 of my walks along the eastern shore of the Derwent River.  Most of these images spent time as my computer screen background where they lifted my spirits daily.


Iron Pot off the southern end of South Arm peninsula


Driftwood beach shack on Pot Bay Beach, South Arm peninsula


Mount Wellington across the Derwent River from South Arm Beach


Looking northwards into the gigantic Derwent Harbour from Gellibrand Point at the northern end of the South Arm peninsula.


Looking uphill from Trywork Point


Lichen on rocks at Tranmere Point


Little Howrah Beach


Looking southwards along Bellerive Beach


The suburb of Sandy Bay across the Derwent River through the casuarina trees from Rosny Point


Tranquil Geilston Bay looking toward Mount Wellington


Bedlam Walls Point


Shag Bay


Native flowers in the East Risdon State Reserve


Tommys Bight

Whenever the weather is deteriorating outside my window, by looking at these photographs from the first 6 of 14 walking stages, I ‘revisit’ the various locations and feel most uplifted. No therapy needed here.

5 thoughts on “Nature is cheaper than therapy

    1. Tasmanian traveller Post author

      Yes Carl there has been an element of that:’returning’ to the scenes albeit on my computer’s hard drive. I am amazed at the diversity of territory that there is to be covered; that I have covered. What a wonderful thing it is to come to know your ‘own’ territory.

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