Woods, Cemetery & Furzey Gardens

Chop chop

Chop chop

Today I'm playing catch up in my photos for A Year in Footsteps. Three days and three very different walks which means an array of very different photographs.

A mushroom that looks scarily like a door handle

A mushroom that looks scarily like a door handle

Day 5 - Two lessons were learnt: You can't track deer wearing a bright blue jacket. You can't follow deer over a marsh or you will sink. Now there's a mental image for you...

getting ready for a New Forest in the new forest

getting ready for a New Forest in the new forest

Day 6, Blackfield Cemetery. Not an obvious choice for a walk granted and not really the sort of place that I feel comfortable taking photos. I'm not quite sure about how this next photo makes me feel, I wasn't going to post it but then I read this post from Littlee and Bean and it made me think about not just sharing the fluffy things in life. So here you go.

Day 7, Furzey Gardens. Today I've been out and about taking some photos for tomorrows How Does Your Garden Grow? It was cold and muddy but at least dry, oh and there were llamas / alpacas (I can never tell the difference). Seeing the beginnings of daffodils and buds on trees has excited me greatly, skidding through yet more mud hasn't.

Furzey Gardens

Furzey Gardens

This next shot shows that one should always look down to the ground. How cute it this tiny Potting Shed fairy door?

Fairy door, Fairy potting shed

Fairy door, Fairy potting shed

And finally the stunning stained glass leaves...

stained glass leaves at Furzey Gardens

stained glass leaves at Furzey Gardens

I'm really enjoying my walk a day, it's nice space to clear my mind and it's also much needed exercise. Following my lady parts operation last month (*whispers vaginal repair*) I have been advised never to lift heavy things again and to avoid running. Having taken back up running a couple of months before my operation that news was somewhat sad and I must admit I sulked for a good couple of weeks. Then I pulled up my socks and decided walking is the new running!

Like so many things that can weigh one down the problem was simply a state of mind and all that was needed was to let go of the sadness and focus on replacing the glum with the bright and optimistic. And that's much easier to do after some fresh air. I'm really finding these walks are quality time to step outside of day to day  life and look in on it, working out how best to tackle workloads, emotions and stresses.

How do you cope with emotional upset and problems?