I was in seventh Heaven today. The sun was out, there was no wind so I managed to get a walk up on the moors above Lake Ullswater. And thankfully, even though everything is dying back, I managed to get some images.
It was a beautiful walk, so peaceful. Good for the soul. A time to reflect and contemplate. Something we should all do now and then, especially when life gets hectic and we lose sight of what is important.
I am in one of my favourite places, somewhere where I can just chill and be one with Nature. The Lake District National Park. I haven’t been out with my camera yet, that will come tomorrow. That is as long as the wind drops enough to be able to go out and walk. The colours at this time of the year are so beautiful. The golden colours of the leaves as they take a final bow before slipping away and spinning down to the ground, gone forever, are entrancing. Even in death Nature can be so stunning.
Until I do get out and about I thought I would share these two photographs with you. They weren’t taken in Autumn but in summertime. I like to look back at photographs I have taken previously. Sometimes you see something new in them, a different way of looking at them. I am still experimenting with getting up close to Nature. That seems to be the path I am taking. And I am loving it. I have found a new love and I am following my heart. And its exciting too.
Last image for the weekend………….
Took a gentle stroll along the old railway line this evening. It was a chilly walk, one that you wouldn’t do without a hat and scarf to keep the cold at bay. The light was just starting to fade and the sun had almost set by the time I arrived home again. But even as everything is starting to die back and the trees are hurriedly losing their leaves there is still some beautiful images to be had out there. This flower can be found in many a hedgerow near where I live. I see it all the time yet I still don’t know what it is called. It is one of my favourite subjects. One of the first photographs I took many years ago is a close up of this flower. It sits on the wall at the top of my stairs and I love it just as much now as I did then. I think I’ve found a hidden vocation. Ha! The road to enlightenment is a strange one indeed. When I started this blog I never thought that I would suddenly love as much as I do taking photographs of the beautiful wildflowers that we so often come across when we are out in the countryside.
I want to be out there all the time capturing these tiny beauties. For they are truly the miracles of this world. Untouched by human hand, minding their own business, doing what they have done for thousands of years. Nature is such a wondrous thing.
Sometimes life feels like you are forever climbing a steep path. You know you need to keep going but sometimes you feel you will never reach the top. Stop. Catch your breath. There’s no hurry. You’ll get there.
Two very different photographs but both taken by the waters edge. A delightful place to stop and while away the hours. There is nothing more soothing then listening to the sound of trickling water. Very good for the soul.
Sometimes its the small things in life that make you smile.