Walking I think is good for the inner being - time to reflect - time to relax - and to generate energy to face the day
My pics I hope illustrate the beauty of English woodland at its best and also catch a shot or two for Shadow Shot Sunday over at Hey Harriets blog.
My first walk is at Attingham Park in Shropshire - a favourite spot of mine - the sunlight was amazing that morning last week - so strong and casting strong shadows on the tree barks - the birds were singing and there was a gentle buzz from the insects - who fortunately kept themselves to themselves! - which is not always the case when I walk past!
This walk is called the Mile Walk - and is quite popular with dog walkers and joggers - hoping to beat their personal best - or in my case burn off a few calories before breakfast!
There is always something different to see - could be squirrels squabbling - a jay calling or a different plant bursting forth
Friends meet have a chat and then move on
There are many pathways to follow - which means every walk can vary according to the mood -
There are many shades of green and has the sunlight catches the leaves - there is an ever changing stream of colour
Time seems to stand still as you walk and only when you reach the end of the walk - do you return to normality if that makes sense!
My second walk was taken on Pontesford Hill - this was an evening walk and again the sun was very strong casting deep shadows - this again is a favourite haunt of joggers and bikers on the special tracks
It was a lovely evening and people were taking time out to wind down after a hectic day
The bikers streamed past - eyes fixed on the finish -their leader called 'walkers'and we dived to the side of the path
We walked all three of us until dusk - gazing on the beautiful sunset over the Welsh Hills - then on to the local pub for a welcome glass of wine and a chat - very therapeutic