Country walks

I am very lucky to be living in the Irish countryside. Walking through the country lanes beside my home, vibrant with the smells and sounds of summer has lifted my spirits. The hedgerows are humming with the drone of bees and the birds are singing their hearts out. Everything feels so alive and fertile. I try to soak it all in, to absorb it into my very being. I stop to say hello to the cows, horses and sheep in the fields I pass by as I walk along.  I pick bunches of wildflowers, ox-eye daisies, golden yellow buttercups, delicate pink herb robert, lacy green ferns. I  feel a great connection to what is living and growing around me, if not growing inside me anymore……

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

 

When I return to the house, I feel better – the exercise has done me some good of course, but the feeling of calm and peace which being close to nature has brought about is even more wonderful. I arrange my flowers in a vase and take a picture to remind myself that there is much to be enjoyed and to be grateful for today.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. iamstacey
    Jun 16, 2009 @ 18:46:18

    The wildflowers are amazing – they’re so pretty they don’t look real! 🙂 So glad you had a good walk, absorbed some good nature vibes.

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  2. JBBC
    Jun 16, 2009 @ 23:35:15

    🙂

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  3. worrywart
    Jun 19, 2009 @ 10:49:57

    like you i find nature very healing too – maybe that’s why you are doing so well in your recovery….

    Reply

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