Hope you are ok!
Today I thought I would share with you, a lovely short walk I made right on my doorstep.
What was meant to be a quick trip to the Coop turned into a much needed escape into mother nature for about an hour. The snow was beginning to thaw, and snowdrops were springing (pardon the pun) all over the place. It seems an age since I had seen flowers.
Where the snow was melting, the slush was satisfying to squish, although it did mean that my trainers were soaked through very quickly! After about 5 minutes, my eyes had adjusted to the outside world – I felt like a mole emerging from the ground, it had been so long since I had been outside. Soon enough we spotted snowdrops huddled in a little crowd underneath a hawthorn bush, combined with the sound of Woodpigeons cooing and Dunnocks singing happily away, it definitely felt like winter was loosening its grip and spring is on the way. Something to be optimistic about at last.
Crossing the road, to continue the walk down the lane, there were yet more signs of spring; Collared Doves pairing up, Blackbirds singing and chasing each other about and swathes more of Snowdrops and a few swollen buds of Daffodils for good measure. It was so good to get outside and escape the 4 walls for a bit. We then reached an old felled tree trunk which had been overtaken with Jelly Ear Fungus. This of course led to the compulsory video taken of making them wobble – it is so satisfying – if you see any, I encourage you to give it a go for some nature themed entertainment!
So if you have been feeling a bit unmotivated and sluggish, although you may not want to venture outside, I would recommend that you do. Even if the weather isn’t perfect, it doesn’t matter, just spend about 15 minutes walking around , taking deep breaths of fresh air. You’ll feel so much more ‘together’ and more prepared to face the rest of the day.