Saturday, 2 July 2011

Two walks - chasing shadows

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


  1. Beautiful, shadowed scenes!!! And I do like how your reflect the benefits of walking!! So true, so true.

    Holiday Weekend Shadows is my link. Do stop by if you have some time today. I'd love to have you visit with me. Hope your day is treating you well!!!!

  2. I would like to have accompanied you on this adventure!


    My shadow has come out to play.
    Oh, shadow, please don’t run away!
    Stay here by my side,
    Pretend you’re my bride—
    Be true to me now and alway!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Shadowy Callejon (Alley)

  3. Good shots.
    I like the sixth :)


  4. Your shadows are lovely. It's so nice to have the dappled shade to walk through. Jane, I posted my blog and then had a look at yours - we've both been enjoying the walks - I wasn't copying honest! xx


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