Today's Nature Seekers is from a dear lady, Michelle who blogs at Mummy From The Heart. A friend that I've made through blogging, Mich is one of the most genuine and kindest people that you are ever likely to meet. All words and images are Michelles.
About fifteen months ago my family moved from a fairly large town in the Home Counties down to the Sussex countryside. Never did I imagine what a massive effect this move would have on me, not in terms of giving up work or leaving my home and friends. The biggest change was my desire to get outside and to enjoy where I’m living. I’m immensely lucky to have an old stone house in a 220 acre country estate and I’ve made it my mission to explore every inch of that acreage.
It doesn’t matter what the weather is, putting my trainers on and going for a nice long walk with my camera changes an ordinary or dull day into something really special. Never again will I take God’s amazing creation for granted, I’ve learned so much since I’ve been here. Who knew that the trees and fungi could teach me about beauty, imperfections and valuing difference?
Very often I walk the same route around one or two of the lakes here and it would be easy to assume that I have grown used to my view and now take it for granted but one of the things I promised myself when I moved here was that I would remain in awe of what I see. We have been here a full year now and I’ve watched the seasons change and the landscape morph from one smorgasbord of colour to the next and I’m still not bored. I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of being here amongst nature at its very best.
No more missing out though, I’ll keep on taking my walks, being grateful for what I get to see and experience and capturing it all on camera ready for the day when I only have my memories to rely on and I sadly no longer live here.
Let me share with you a few of the reasons why I adore it here –
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