Well, I awoke this morning with that "Sunday" feeling.... that warm feeling of knowing that I don't have to go to work and there is a world out there. I looked at my alarm clock and it read 6.50am. It was still quite dark outside, but when I looked out the window I could see that it was misty again. Well, in fact it was more than mist today, it was think fog. It looked so inviting and the cool breeze coming through through the window smelt so fresh.
So, I dived into the shower, got dressed, picked up my camera and walking boots and jumped in the car. 20 minutes later I was in the middle of Savernake forest, an amazing forest with an abundance of stunning walks.
The atmosphere was eerie - nobody about, the mist slowly lifting, leaves falling, the breeze rustling the branches of the trees, birds breaking into their morning chorus, squirrels scurrying across the woodland floor, the occasional deer crunching through the undergrowth.
I made may way down one of the tracks with camera in hand, my breath visible in the cool morning air, the sound of my footsteps resonating through the trees. The perfect morning.....
Everywhere I looked, the trees were exploding with colour - full of browns, oranges, greens and silvers. The air was damp with the mist but the sun was beginning to burn its way through.
Each tree told a different story, branches knotted and tangled. The ground below my boots was covered in leaves. The rays of the sun beaming through the treetops.
Occasionally the path would take me deep into the darkness of the cover of the trees, but in the distance light shone through, guiding my way.
Cobwebs on fallen branches glistened with dew in the morning sunlight.
The forest path twisted and turned, as though it was purposely tryin to confuse me.
Each turn revealed a new scene, some haunting, some stunning, each and every one provided a mesmorising setting.
Whether I looked up, down or around, there was something new to experience.
My journey finally came to an end. I returned to my car, pulled off my boots, switched on the ignition and turned on the heater.
Another day, another walk, another memeory...
...until the next Sunday morning, with a journey in my car, camera in hand....
...I can't wait.
Bye for now
Graham Ettridge x
If you want to see more of my photos from the day, or from my other adventures, you can access my 'flickr' account my double clicking on any of the photos in the post. Feel free to leave a comment on any of the photos that you like (knowing what people like and don't lke in a photo will help me develop my photography skills).