Daily Forest Walk Picture 13.04.20

Continuing to spread some light and pleasure to those confined by the current crisis. See post 1, here, for an explanation.

This is the 10th post.

The picture this time is of our ‘entrance’ to the forest. Once we’ve climbed the steep public footpath, this track is our ‘way’ into the forest itself. It’s hard to believe that in the 1960s the railway line was still in place along this stretch. Along with many other rural lines, it was dismantled early in that decade. Fortunately, the Forestry Commission understood the spiritual and mental health benefits of forest walks and turned the rail track into a well-prepared pedestrian trail, which they continue to maintain.

We travelled only a short way today. The winds from the northeast put a sharp edge on the temperature and neither of us was feeling at our best. Still, we always benefit from our walks, and managed to do a little more than our ‘constitutional’, enjoying the bright sunshine and the wonderful solitude among the trees.

Haiku 3

Swift wind in treetops
like surf crashing on sea’s shore
gifts a sense of peace

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. It’ll help others enjoy this bit of nature if you could spread the word with the ‘share’ buttons below. Let’s all do what we can for each other during this testing and trying time, please. Thank you.

I also thought I might post links over the coming weeks to some of my previous photo essays, in the hope of giving some vicarious pleasure to those who can’t get out at present.

2 thoughts on “Daily Forest Walk Picture 13.04.20

  1. I really appreciate what you’re doing Stuart. I almost expect to see Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger in this photos-especially this one. Don’t push yourself, and you and Val take care. I belong in a cottage, not a concrete bungle. In a city, things are always balled up.

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    1. Thanks, Tom. We’re both very conscious of our fortune living here in such an open and inviting environment. We were both born in cities and have lived mostly in towns, so we’re aware of the confining aspects of those urban places. These posts are my small contribution to the welfare of others less fortunate.
      We have our ailments, but know ourselves well enough not to take unnecessary risks. And our walks are generally restorative, so we welcome the way they help us keep well and sane.
      Take care and stay well.


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