New Seasonal Thoughts

As a new season and term begins,

Stormy skies replace a summer breeze.

Heatwaves end and coldness looms,

Changing trees shed colourful leaves.

People sip hot drinks in mugs,

Put on scarves and wear coats outside,

Work becomes busy and time passes by,

From the wind and rain you cannot hide.

Nights grow longer, days grow short,

Roast dinners on Sundays are cooked once more.

Families snuggle in front of fires,

Prepared for what winter might have in store.

Day Out With Nature

Today, I decided that it had been a long time since I’d gone anywhere green. My mental health would definitely benefit from some fresh air and vibrant wildlife.

After a quick google of local country parks I found one about twenty minutes away that I had never heard of before.

Before long I was arriving at one of the little car parks next to this intriguing venue. It had an activity playground next to it which was bustling with families and a sweet little cafe advertising cakes and such like.

A walkway of peaceful nature.

Seeing several possible walkways I chose one to explore and was soon crossing a cute bridge over a very sunny lake. Fishermen and women sat nestled in small nooks scattered around the edge of the lake. Meanwhile parents led children around a trail, in search of certain animals.

Ducks and swans happily hanging out together.

Just over the little bridge was a bird watcher’s cabin which gave us closer access to some waterside sights. Despite being a stone’s throw away from a busy playground, everything was calm and tranquil.

The wildlife was colourful and abundant.

Some lovely benches were placed at intervals around the two beautiful lakes. Some of then were engraved with messages to loved ones no longer with us. Being a favourite spot for local fishers, there was even a large wooden carving of a fish in the middle of the park.

This peculiar fish was a talking point.

This was a short post to celebrate my first nature walk in months. I look forward to more days out this summer.

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A Sweet Reminder

Shall we now begin to take some responsibility?

Even when the skies are grey,

And night time merges into day,

The world is such a precious place,

It puts a smile upon my face.

I think about nature and scenic views,

But sometimes I worry when I watch the news,

And see forests are burning and creatures extinct,

We need a response. It must be succinct.

Humans are animals too, you see,

We share a responsibility,

To preserve everything growing, flowering with joy,

To treat our world as a home, not merely a toy.

Now is the time for us to rebel,

To make changes that stop an ecological hell.

Let’s cherish the planet and value all things,

The next step in our journey must surely now begin…