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:
The use of this comment spread until people couldn’t help themselves …
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
Native flowers in the East Risdon State Reserve
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.