20 March 2014

A walk in the woods



There's just something about being outdoors walking in the woods that fills me with a sense of inner peace. Listening to the low hum of urban life disappear as I walk further into the wood somehow allows me to leave all the worries and stress behind too; I leave them behind at the road. Bird calls replace the noise of the traffic filling the air with soft and happy chirps, almost as if they want you to join in. The little rustles in the bushes often suggest small creatures like mice, whilst the wind in the trees high above brings with it that fresh woodland air that I've often longed for; being outdoors is one of my favourite things.

Last week I went for a walk with my mom after work and took a few pictures whilst I was there. Unfortunately that day despite it being a really beautiful but cold afternoon no wildlife really wanted to stick around for a photograph. I saw a little mouse, a huge bird of prey and lots of other birds but they were all too busy about their day, they didn't have time to pose. After taking quite a few pictures of various trees and the landscape at the top of the hill we headed back home. Whilst on the last short stretch out of the wood we spotted two grey squirrels playing in the trees, they startled us and I'm pretty sure we startled them! This luckily allowed me to get one solitary picture of one of them before he scampered away. My mission that day was complete.

When was the last time you went for a walk in the woods?

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  1. Beautiful snaps! I love walking in the woods but I haven't done it for so long.

    Tara x

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    1. It's never too late Tara :) thank you xx

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  2. The pictures are so beautiful! I can't even remember the last time I went to the woods (since I don't live around any) but I do try to go to the park at least 4 times a week :)
    Have an amazing day :)
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    1. Thank you Victoria, I hope you had a lovely day too. Parks can be just as nice :) xx

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  3. You're photos are amazing! I'm going to have to put some time aside to go for a hike as well. Sadly, it's actually still snowing right now where I live :P

    Jenny xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny! We haven't had any snow yet at all so far xx

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  4. I love your photography! Especially the little squirrel in the tree :P x

    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Thank you :) oh that was a very lucky picture trust me xx

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  5. If I were near a wood i would! Unfortunatly not much nature around where I live. I do love being out and about though :) Maybe I should get my butt to a country park to take some photos as the nicer weather comes in in Spring :) xx

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    1. You should Rachel, there are some nice pictures to be taken at the moment, particularly at sunset xx

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  6. Lovely photos, especially the one of the squirrel :o) Xx


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  7. How peaceful. I wish I knew of a place like that near me. I adore Squirrels, my favourite little rodents lol xo

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    1. They're awesome! I really like Squirrels too :) xx

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  8. Wow, you live in such a beautiful place. Your photos are hauntingly beautiful too!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  9. Beautiful photos <3 that squirrel is super cute!

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Isn't he just (or she)! Thank you Rebecca xx

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  10. Lovely photos, that last one of the squirrel silhouetted against the sky is beautiful! :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It's a nice one isn't it :) Thank you Jess xx

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  11. I love going for walks in the woods. Finding old dens and rope swings, so much fun :)

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty
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    1. Oh gosh yes, I used to make rope swings with my friends in the woods xx

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  12. Lovely pictures. I'm the same, love long walks to calm me down and ease the stress of day to day life xx

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    1. Walks really do help don't they, especially if the sun is shining xx

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  13. I love that top picture looks peaceful.

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    1. Thank you, it was really peaceful under there, I could hear the odd bird call though which was nice xx

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  14. What a lovely post, that sounds divine!

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    1. Thank you Kimberley, it was a really nice afternoon xx

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  15. Gorgeous pictures hun and was such a lovely post to read. ^_^

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    1. Thank you! I'm super glad that you enjoyed it xx

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