Apart

I carry a heavy heart Like trees falling apart. The mind isn't strong to pray A dark hand covers my eyes today. What meaning is there to being alive? If not to save this earth, I don't know why. The importance of feeling loved By the trees that love me back with their crowns above... Continue Reading →

Wind, Water, Wood

Yesterday we were taken on a 5.5 mile walk around Bradiford and into a lovely little wood called Tutshill Wood. To get there we had to cut across open grassy fields of nothingness; all that lovely space for the freedom to spring our arms open and embrace the sun in glee. However it was a... Continue Reading →

A Lifting Woodland Walk

Last week, lockdown restrictions lifted ever so slightly, which means we can now drive to somewhere for a walk. The first place I really wanted to get out to was my favourite local woodland walk, about a 10-minute drive away. I recall the first time I came across this little gem of a place. I... Continue Reading →

A Leafy Opportunity

When I'm not out walking amongst Nature, I'm buried in books. This week my main focus of study is tree phenology. "Phenology is the study of periodic plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by seasonal and interannual variations in climate, as well as habitat factors (such as elevation)." As winter becomes... Continue Reading →

After The Rain

For me, change is being able to evolve with whatever the conditions to a different dimension and state of understanding. As humans we often find ourselves subjected to an array of emotions, conditions and directions. Nature however, takes its time to adapt to change but eventually catches up to be stronger and more resilient. We... Continue Reading →

The Power of Being in Nature

The sun was out, the sky was blue, the birds were calling so we took another stroll into the small woodland and round the lake where we live. Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis) or 'Lady's Smock' Walking on the grassy verge we spotted this lovely spring wildflower - the Cuckoo Flower - or also known as... Continue Reading →

A ‘Lockdown’ Nature Walk

When we imagine that the grass is greener on the other side, we often find that the grass is actually greener on this side. Yesterday's 'one daily exercise' was to walk around the lake where we live. I love the little woodland we've got on site. It comprises of mainly willow but also has silver... Continue Reading →

Mean Hands, Mean Work

I looked at my hands this week and I didn't expect anything less. A few days spent in the relentless winter rain and cold - albeit in the woods - made me realise what I'd got myself into during the hardest of seasons. However I was relieved to have that filth and cragginess on my... Continue Reading →

My Celebration of Trees

Just thought I'd share some of my favourite tree photographs which I have taken so far on this inspirational journey. Trees are such an absolute joy to be around with! 'The General' at Horner Wood, 500 years old An English Oak on the Lanhydrock EstateA lovely old Beech at Coombe Wood in Goodleigh The oldest... Continue Reading →

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