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Call us hippies at heart, but there is nothing that composes our inner calamity like a jaunt in nature. Okay, a strong cocktail may or may not rival taking a hike. But, still.
Maybe it’s because we have such a lush coastal shoreline to call our backyard or maybe it’s just human nature. According to photographer Maryanne Gobble, it might be a little bit of both. Her introspective, environmentally driven photos present a Zen person-to-nature interaction reflected on the rocky beaches of Oregon and the towering redwoods of Northern California. In other words, staring at these peaceful pics will transport you to a happy place. And, mid-inbox on a Thursday is right about when you want to go to your happy place, right? Thought so. Take a look at these serene scenes and let the trip begin.