Today’s adventure took me to Stourhead, a national trust property in Somerset which has extensive and beautiful gardens. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t with us today, but it still kept its charm in the rain.
The paths are uneven and stony, which would be the perfect terrain for me to break in my walking boots for Peru when I buy them.
There were swans with their cygnets and ducks with their ducklings swimming peacefully along the rippling surface of the lake. The atmosphere was more peaceful as there were less people wandering around.
The variety of plants, trees and flowers is outstanding and its lovely to have a place to go to see all of these different varieties together. Stourhead is a great place to follow with the seasons, here are two shots I took of the same tree, one in autumn, one in spring.
And then of course there is an abundance of flowers that line the pathways through the gardens. I want to look into doing more photography, as its a creative outlet that doesn’t have any pressure on it. Writing is creative, but there always seems a pressure there (probably down to my own doing) to be productively creative, not just creative for the sake of it.
Getting out for a long walk this weekend and taking pretty pictures has set me up mentally for a productive week. It just goes to show that nature can still be enjoyed in the rain, just remember to bring waterproofs!