For the last few days, I’ve posted, on Twitter, a single shot taken on my daily exercise walk in the Forest of Dean with my wife. My intention is to spread a little light and joy into the lives of all who are confined to their homes or other buildings because of the Covid19 crisis.
We’re fortunate in living in the forest; our entrance to it is just 150 yards from our front door, and we can reach it without coming into contact with anyone. Also, we tend to use the ways less trod, so we rarely meet other walkers. When we do, both we and the others take steps to make a wide berth from each other to avoid unnecessary contact.
It occurred to me that I can probably spread the pleasure to more people by placing these daily shots on my blog instead. And, perhaps, make the effort of including some words in the form of a poem, to enhance the experience.
So, today’s is the first such post. I’ll continue this each day, if at all possible, during the period of confinement.
It’ll help others to enjoy this bit of nature if readers here could spread the word by using the ‘share’ buttons below to inform their followers. Let’s all do what we can for each other during this testing and trying time, please. Thank you.
Young beeches shine bright
Under dark boughs of old trees
And promise new life.