Saturday, 21 November 2009

Previously.....

On Thursday I went for a looong walk in the walks to clear my mind and help with some inspiration. The woods were just so glorious in their Autumn colours and frequently I had to stop and breathe in the delicious scents and sounds, the tranquility filled my soul from the tip of my head to the soles of my boots.



This is one of my favourite paths. Sadly, my camera just doesn't do it justice.



This tree was an entire metropolis for birds and squirrels and all manner of insects.



Up close, you can see the swirly,gnarly tangle of it all.



Further on through my walk, I came to an enchanted bridge. Taking a deep breath, I ducked low, made my wish and walked beneath it.



Into an ancient grove of Yew trees, magical and wise.



The walk took me deep into an old farm estate where a couple of my friends are lucky enough to have cottages. I was out for over two hours and my legs really ached, but my spirit was soothed and I felt connected to the Earth and for the first time in ages I felt real - really real :)

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Ohhhh I want to come walk there with you..that is beautiful hon! Hugs, Sarah

Pat said...

Hi Kim, thanks for taking me with you on your walk. I walk daily and it is very soothing. I love the enchanted forest. your book is coming along great.

Bovey Belle said...

We have had rain, rain and more rain and though I got in a 4 mile walk last week,intending to repeat it daily, there has been no chance. We have to go to Talley today, so fingers crossed we might get a wander up in the Forestry . . .

Sarah said...

Hi hon...I hear you all have loads of rain..yikes!!! Hugs!!
I just posted my quilting bee..you might find this one interesting given what you are about to do..I am so thrilled for you hon!! Things have been rough here...love the chirpy..me too!! Hang in there hon, Sarah

Heart in the country said...

What a wonderful walk! Have you been watching Merlin on a Saturday, it reminds me of the setting for that, I bet it hasn't changed in centuries especially with the yew bridge.

Kx

Jasmine said...

it looks like a magical walk. I came across a magic bridge like that in the Wyre forest. Almost as if it was protecting an ancient Yew that lay a little further down the path.

Julia Guthrie said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos! Such stunning colours in a very magical looking forest!!
I can imagine it is a very healing place to be :)