As always, I love the pictures you post on your blog! And I agree, being in nature or in a natural environment has a calming, balancing and recharging effect. I love it too! At least you live in a place where you can easily (I guess easily...is it easy in fact?) be in nature.
It is easy! About a 2 hour drive in the car to this place...only 45 minutes to the forests outside of Portland (in good traffic).