Sunday, 6 July 2008
Another Sunday afternoon stroll through the wilderness....
For me, the most perfect place to go walking is deep in a forest, and the prefect weather for walking is when it is raining. Today I had the luxury of walking in a forest in the rain. There simply isn't anything else in the world that even comes close to such an experience. The sounds of the rain hitting the leaves, the scent of the wet grass and the sights of the flora & fauna, and I am fortunate enough to have it all on my doorstep.
I have blogged about wandering through Savernake Forest once before, and I know that I will never be able to capture the forest through photographs in the way that I achieved that morning.
Today I also felt like I needed some company as I wandered through the undergrowth... Therefore I decided to invite you all along. So, grab your walking boots, waterproof jacket (trust me, you'll be needing that!) and a flask of tea and let's get walking!
(If you would like to see the video in a higher quality level, click on the youtube logo and then select the "Watch in High Quality" option)
There is something so endearing about the squelching of sodden mud underfoot, something so relaxing about the feeling of raindrops running down my face; something so captivating about the cool breeze on my cheeks; something so comforting when I unscrew the lid of the hot flask and pour that first cup of sweet tea.
The beauty of wandering through Savernake Forest is that there are so many trails that lead off in every direction, you could visit it time and time again without taking the same path twice. And whilst wandering down a path between the trees, every once in a while you stumble upon a tree of great wisdom and beauty - all aged and twisted. On the video clip above (at around the 7:15 mins point), there is the most magnificant tree that reminds me of "Treebeard" the Ent in the "Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy. You can clearly see see his eyes, nose and mouth. Truly enchanting. (There is also a little bit of narrative near the end of the video too! I wasn't brave enough to narrate the who video on this one..lol!)
Finally, here are a couple of the photographs I took on my journey.
Nature is so beautiful!
Cheerio for now,