Tuesday, 22 November 2011
This post calls for me to describe something I find peaceful, with as much imagery as possible. I've already cheated a bit by posting a picture but never mind. This peaceful place is the woodland at the back of my house. I live in a town but just on the outskirts, meaning I can escape to this oasis of calm in a matter of minutes. Instantly forgetting the hustle and bustle and wallowing in peace and quiet.
I love to go walks through here, it brings back memories of walks I used to go on with my dad and brother when I was young, learning all about the woodland flowers and beasties. (He wasn't big into flowers my Dad by the way, but Dad's just tend to know stuff you know?)
Anyway, I love this place mainly for the calm it inspires and for the sights, sounds and smells to delight in. That wonderful fresh smell of a woodland stream and the scents from the trees and plant-life who have set up home there. You just can't bottle it.
Running water has a weirdly hypnotic effect on me so I could sit and stare at a flowing stream for hours, just lost in thought. The idea of a place where the only sounds are that of your own footsteps and the chirp of birds, is heavenly.
I also absolutely love the fact that this beautiful haven is practically on my doorstep and can be visited anytime. I'm a woman of simple pleasures.. :)
This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days.